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April 14, 2021 | Patent Agent Lilian Ficht to Serve as Panelist for IPLAC’s Virtual Patent Law Career Planning Event

April 14, 2021

Patent Agent Lilian Ficht will be a panelist at a virtual career planning event on April 14, 2021 to discuss pursuing a career in patent law. The event is co-hosted by Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)’s Women in IP and DE&I Committees, and the Society of Women Engineers chapters at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University.

Date and Time: Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. Central
Event Name: Virtual Patent Law Career Planning Event

The program will include a discussion regarding pursuing a career in patent law and the way in which an engineering degree can assist in such a career. Moderated by Atanu Das, Of Counsel at Guntin & Gust, PLC, Lilian will be a panelist alongside:

  • Mary Fetsco, Associate at von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
  • Manisha Bhangare, Associate General Counsel, Product at Facebook, Inc.
  • Keelin Bielski, Associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Lilian Ficht advises clients in the computer, communications, electronics, control, industrial, service, and consumer product industries to advance and protect the value of their technologies. She secures domestic and foreign intellectual property rights, constructively assesses and manages patent portfolios, and investigates patentability and freedom-to-operate issues. She has been with Marshall Gerstein for 14 years.

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is a bar association in Chicago for lawyers, patent agents, and paralegals who want to be part of the conversation on innovation and technology. IPLAC is at the forefront of the Chicago innovation scene and is the place where practitioners come together to stay ahead of the curve, make an impact in their community, and network with other forward-thinking thought leaders.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nationally recognized professional, educational, and service organization dedicated to supporting women in science and engineering. At the University of Illinois SWE, the chapter strives to support women and underrepresented genders of all backgrounds and identities to pursue careers in engineering and technology. At the Northwestern University SWE, the chapter strives to build a supportive community of female engineers at Northwestern and beyond.