Michelle Song



Michelle Song is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP based in the firm’s Chicago office where she is a member of the IP Litigation Practice. With her strong background in polymers, Michelle understands various advanced technologies including semiconductors, automobiles and biomaterials.

Before joining Foley, Michelle was an associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm. Michelle handled discovery matters including drafting responses to requests for admissions, expert reports and privilege logs. She performed various stages of patent prosecution including drafting provisional applications. She also conducted and analyzed patentability, non-infringement and invalidity searches for clients.

Previously, Michelle was a law clerk for a Chicago intellectual property law firm. She drafted responses to patent and trademark office actions and reports to clients. She also prepared materials for patent applications including information disclosure statement, sequence listing and drawings.

While she was a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Michelle worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering. She studied dielectric properties of multilayer films for polymeric capacitor application and diffusion in emulsion. She participated in dental research for whitening by dielectric analysis. She also thermally analyzed polymers for biomedical application.

Michelle was a continuing legal education assistant educator at Notre Dame College in Cleveland (Winter 2014). She assisted the educator leading courses for Forensic Expert Witness, Forensic Failure Analysis: Plastics & Metals and Forensic Pharmaceuticals.


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2019)
    • Recipient of partial merit scholarship
  • Case Western Reserve University (M.S., 2015 | B.S., summa cum laude, 2015)
    • M.S., macromolecular science
    • B.S., polymer science and engineering
    • Tau Beta Pi, OH Alpha Chapter
    • Recipient of Tau Beta Pi Scholarship; University Scholarship; Case Alumni Association Jr./Sr. Scholarship; Case Alumni Association Scholarship


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


  • Korean (native)
  • English (fluent)