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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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A. Rusty Rogers, Ph.D., JD - Associate Attorney


A. Rusty Rogers, Ph.D.

Associate Attorney

After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the bioengineering department at Rice University, Rusty began his legal career in patent law by prosecuting patent applications in the chemical arts and life sciences.


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Michael P. Mullen


Michael P. Mullen

Associate Attorney

As a recent graduate from the University of Houston Law Center, Mike supports the firm in patent prosecution and contributes to other patent, trademark and copyright legal analysis and assessments.


Not Licensed in State of Texas


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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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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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