Malissa C. Eng, Senior Counsel


As a registered patent attorney, Malissa Eng focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution in the chemical, life science, and material science industries. She has experience in a wide array of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cosmetic and skincare formulations, medical devices, and breath testing diagnostics.

Malissa provides strategic patent counseling to clients ranging from start-ups to large corporations. She also prepares and negotiates intellectual property agreements and advises on third-party patent rights.

During her adjunct professorship at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, she served as coach for the National Patent Drafting Competition for multiple years.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2011)
    • Associate Editor, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal
  • South Dakota State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2008)
    • Major: Chemistry

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • South Dakota

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, member

Professional Recognition

  • South Dakota Biotech Association, board member
  • Reader/Writer, board member
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Adjunct Professor and Patent Drafting Competition Coach, 2018-2021
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018-2020
  • Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2019-2020
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