Ellen M. Schwab

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(248) 380 – 9300, ext: 107

Ellen is a Patent Attorney and Shareholder at Quinn IP Law, where she combines her chemical engineering, legal, and supply chain experience to help inventors turn ideas into granted patents.  As a registered patent attorney, Ellen prepares and prosecutes domestic, international, and foreign patent applications, provides invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and counsels global corporations, midsize organizations, small businesses, and individual inventors alike.

Ellen has drafted and prosecuted patent applications and has prepared opinions of counsel pertaining to chemical engineering, polymers, foams, coatings, automotive components, electric vehicle and battery technology, consumer products, footwear, sporting goods, manufacturing and production equipment and processes, materials, mechanical engineering, food and beverage production, and medical devices.

Ellen has worked in the chemical processing, coatings, residential homebuilding, and legal industries for close to three decades.  Prior to her legal career, Ellen had a successful career as a chemical engineer and supply chain manager and has always been driven by the human aspect of her work – from sharing an inventor’s excitement over a granted patent to mentoring engineering students and new attorneys to patenting a product or process that will advance technology and improve lives.

Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School.  She is a registered patent attorney and a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Practice Areas

  • IP Litigation
  • Licensing & Monetization
  • Patents
  • Portfolio Management
  • Post Grant Proceedings


  • Automotive
  • Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Material Science
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices


  • J.D., Wayne State University
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering
    • magna cum laude


  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • ...
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association