Janelle M. Tirfagnehu, Associate

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Janelle M. Tirfagnehu, Associate
216.621.2234, Ext. 168
jtirfagnehu@tarolli.com

Practice Areas
Prosecution of chemistry and biotechnology patents

Ms. Tirfagnehu’s practice focuses on the prosecution of patent applications in the chemical and biotechnical arts including pharmaceutical compositions, cellular therapy, biomedical devices, nanotechnology, and polymer science. 

Before beginning law school, Ms. Tirfagnehu taught English at a technical high school in northern France.  In law school, she served on the Case Western Reserve Law Review and selected articles for publication as the Executive Articles Editor.  She focused her studies on intellectual property and graduated with a Concentration in Law, Technology, and the Arts with Honors. 

Education:
•    J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2014
•    B.A., Chemistry and French, Wittenberg University, cum laude, 2010

Admissions:
•    State of Ohio, 2014

Professional Affiliations:
•    Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association