Before founding Blue Filament Intellectual Property, Ms. O'Donnell co-chaired the Trademark Group at the intellectual property firm of Rader Fishman & Grauer and before then handled commercial litigation, intellectual property, trade secret and product liability matters at the general practice firm Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone. In addition, she previously clerked at two intellectual property firms in Paris, France. She is entrepreneurial by nature and founded Blue Filament to offer clients flexible, cost-effective intellectual property counsel outside the strictures of high-overhead environments.
Ms. O'Donnell has been recognized by her peers and business organizations as a SuperLawyer Rising Star, a Michigan Lawyers' Weekly Up & Coming Attorney, and a Crain's 40 Under 40 business leader. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer in and outside of the United States, and is an adjunct professor for an LLM seminar on International Trademark Law.
Ms. O'Donnell has secured protection and enforced rights across a wide variety of fields, and currently serves as co-chair of the Trademark Litigation Subcommittee of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation.
She received an LLM in Intellectual Property from the Université Bordeaux IV in Bordeaux, France, her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and also completed political science and law programs in Aix-en-Provence, France and Shanghai, China.
The Blue Filament firm is supported by a team of professionals with wide and deep intellectual property experience. The offices of Blue Filament are located in Birmingham, Michigan, but the firm offers services to clients throughout the United States, and internationally through an established network of attorneys. Ms. O'Donnell is a member of INTA (International Trademark Association), ECTA (European Community Trademark Association), the ABA (American Bar Association), MIPLA (Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association), WBA (Women's Bar Association), OCBA (Oakland County Bar Association), and NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners).