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Janet P. Habina*

Patent Paralegal

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


With over 25 years of intellectual property experience in the legal industry, Janet brings a strong background to her role as an IP administrator. Familiar with all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright processes, she has assisted with every step of portfolio and record management.

The following is a sampling of the areas in which Janet is skilled:

  • Patent and trademark prosecution
  • Domain name portfolios
  • Invention disclosures and application procedures
  • Coordinating and communicating with clients, foreign agents, inventors, and outside counsel
  • IP docketing systems and processes

Prior to joining Michael Best, Janet was an IP paralegal with CME Group, a financial market company operating an options and futures exchange. She was previously a paralegal and a legal assistant at three intellectual property law firms in Chicago.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Employee Excellence Award for IP Portfolio Management
  • Employee Excellence Award for Management of Inventor Innovation

Professional Activities

  • Member, Illinois Paralegal Association, 2010-Present
  • Member, National Notary Association, 2010-Present


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