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Melissa Anyetei is an Intellectual Property partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. A registered patent attorney with a background in engineering, Melissa focuses her practice on patent litigation, procurement and counseling and intellectual property transactions. She has experience in a wide range of technologies including medical devices, pharmaceutical and chemical products, internet-based technology, consumer products, mobile devices and telecommunications.

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On March 31, 2020, the United States Patent Office (USPTO) announced extensions for certain fees and deadlines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Citing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), the $2 trillion relief bill signed by President Trump on March 27, the USPTO extended most deadlines for patent and trademark filings and fees that would have otherwise been due between March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

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