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Carol Merritello Nielsen - Attorney At Law


Carol Merritello Nielsen

Attorney At Law

Having practiced exclusively in intellectual property law for over twenty-years, Carol renders insight and sound judgment based on a wide-range of legal experience.   Carol works with a variety of industries and has a special expertise in pharmaceutical and chemical arts.  Carol currently represents clients in all areas of intellectual property including litigation, licensing and procurement and maintenance of intellectual property rights.


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James Joseph Kelley - Attorney At Law


James Joseph Kelley

Senior Counsel

Jim has 22 years working with intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry. His years of experience negotiating licenses and determining risks associated with launching complex technologies bring a depth of knowledge and unique insight to counsel firm clients.


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Sonsy Rajan, Of Counsel


Sonsy Rajan

Of Counsel

After working as a scientist for five years in pharmaceutical industry, Sonsy brings technical expertise as well as legal expertise procuring worldwide patent rights for the clients she serves.


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Mark A. Winter - Administrative Assistant

Mark A. Winter

Patent Agent

Mark has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for nearly 15 years. Mark has special expertise in the areas of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and animal health sciences


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Abby Derrickson, IP Paralegal


Abby Derrickson

IP Paralegal

Abby has 15 years of legal experience working with patents and trademarks and assisting in various capacities to serve clients.


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Dominique Jacobs - Administrative Assistant

Dominique Jacobs

Administrative Assistant

Dominique supports the firm in handling a wide range of administrative tasks and legal support including document management, handling client and foreign counsel correspondence, and other legal related matters.


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John Nielsen - Administrative Assistant & Staff Paralegal


John Nielsen

Legal Assistant

John supports firm clients in handling various aspects of patent and trademark procurement and docketing. He also assists in managing the firm’s day to day operations. John is fluent in Spanish.


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Industries Served...

  • Analytical Instruments
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Diagnostic
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical




Having over 25 years of experience exclusively in the practice of intellectual properly law Nielsen IP Law is the one to trust.

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Practice Areas...

We focus on what matters to your business and can help you in all areas of intellectual property.


Intellectual Property Law and Practice




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