Denise M. Everett


Denise’s practice covers a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters with a focus on patent drafting and prosecution in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical and chemical arts. She also has notable experience with mechanical arts and design patents; FDA regulatory law, including the Hatch Waxman Act; prescription and OTC drug regulation; biologics; and medical device regulation. Denise provides guidance on medical device reporting compliance and classification issues. In addition to copyright registration practice, she counsels clients on DMCA compliance, with particular emphasis on the safe harbor provisions of Title II. She is experienced at drafting copyright ownership transfer, work-for-hire, and author-illustrator agreements. Her trademark practice includes working closely with clients to develop branding programs; drafting strategic alliance agreements; licensing; and representing clients in trademark trial and appeal board proceedings.


  • Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville  (J.D., 2002)
    • Brandeis Scholar
  • Rutgers College  (B.S., with high honors, 1985)
    • Biochemistry
    • Henry Rutgers Honor Graduate
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Rutgers College  (B.A., 1985)
    • Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Autism Society of America, state chapter Board of Directors
  • United States Cycling Federation


  • Top Lawyers by Louisville Magazine (2013, 2016)
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property