Melissa K. Dobson provides consulting, referral services, and business advisement through Business Expectations LLC, with legal services provided through BE Associates. Ms. Dobson has worked at General Electric Company serving as Sr. Corporate Counsel, Team Leader for GE Global Research & Healthcare Digital, and Interim Sr. IP Counsel for GE Healthcare. Ms. Dobson supports business transactions, government contracts, joint developments, licensing, app development, sourcing, and acquisitions. She has facilitated investigations and compliance initiatives as well as driven intellectual property (IP) monetization, IP strategic growth, product clearance, litigation and negotiations. She continues to support drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and TM applications in diverse areas of medicine, electromagnetic devices, software, among others, in addition to protecting copyright and contractual arrangements in Intellectual Property and areas contributive to Entertainment Law.
About Melissa K. Dobson
Ms. Dobson holds a BA in Biology & Health Policy from the University of Rochester; an MS in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology from Binghamton University; and a JD specializing in Technology Commercialization & National Security from Syracuse University College of Law. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a registered intellectual property attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is currently a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and Shreveport Bar Association (SBA), including SBA’s Krewe of the Justinian.