Jodi McLane

If you don’t want honest answers to hard questions, Marla is not the patent attorney for you. In a world where the truth can get clouded, Marla’s straightforward communication style is a breath of fresh air. That fresh air can also become a hurricane when you need someone in your corner who knows the facts, and can wield them to create a powerful intellectual property strategy.

Being both client advocate and devil’s advocate separates Marla from traditional patent attorneys. Her passion for patents has its roots in both the science lab and the pursuit of her MBA, where her affinity toward technology and business grew in ways she couldn’t ignore. She discovered she could flex her analytical muscles to create tangible solutions through IP procurement. Marla prides herself on her ability to analyze things from a hundred different angles and find the best possible solution. But her fact-driven brand of integrity always delivers the outcome that is in our clients’ best interest.

People gravitate toward Marla not only for her open nature, but for her enthusiasm and tireless attention to detail. After all, the smallest details can yield the biggest successes. Everyone needs that one ally in their corner who will give them an honest response no matter what. So when clients — and team members — crave both truth and energy, the person they turn to is Marla.

Principal Practice Areas


  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Contracts and Licensing
  • Copyrights
  • Agreement Work
  • Trade secrets


  • Fordham University School of Law
    Juris Doctor
  • John Carroll University
    Master of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, cum laude


  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts State and Federal District Court
  • Ohio State and Federal District Court
  • US District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Marla Mellino

128 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
401.223.5853 ext 1002
866.610.0507 fax

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