• Purdue University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2015)


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

Professional Experience

  • General Motors
    Design Release Engineer, November 2017 – July 2019
  • General Motors
    Manufacturing Process Engineer, January 2016 – November 2017
  • General Motors
    Die Engineering Intern, May 2015 – August 2015
  • Indianapolis Power & Light
    Engineering Standards and Code Compliance Intern, May 2012 – August 2012; May 2013 – August 2013

Laine Cadwallader

Patent Agent

As a former engineer in the automotive industry, Laine Cadwallader has experience with both the upstream design and the downstream manufacturing ends of the development process. As a result, she understands the larger picture of technical devices and processes.

After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, Laine worked as a process engineer dealing with complex manufacturing processes and control systems in technical centers, sheet metal stamping plants, and die shops. She later worked as a design release engineer for structural components of vehicles, focusing on meeting national safety requirements; evaluating computer simulation and physical test results; and overcoming design and manufacturing issues during program launches.


  • Indiana University McKinney Brinks Gilson & Lione IP Law Scholar, 2019
  • Design for Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, 2018
  • Design for Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, 2016
  • Malott Innovation Award: First Place, 2015