Louisiana Invents Steering Committee


melaskyLouisiana Invents Chair Mark Melasky is a Registered Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property Consulting, LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. His practice includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related intellectual property and business formation matters. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University, where he teaches Law in Marketing in the A.B. Freeman School of Business and Cyber Law & Policy in the School of Professional Advancement. Mark has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School. He is a Zumba® Fitness and Strong by Zumba® Instructor and teaches weekly classes.


Abid Hussain is the managing member and principal attorney at Hussain Law LLC. His law practice focuses on protecting small businesses, tech companies, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and nonprofits from catastrophic legal pitfalls. Abid has been recognized by New Orleans City Business in 2014, and by New Orleans Magazine in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 as a Top Lawyer in New Orleans in the category of Corporate Law.