“Careers in Intellectual Property and Patent Law”

April 6, 2023Presentation
Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (ILIPA) Panel Discussion

The Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (ILIPA) hosted a discussion between industry professionals, with the goal of broadening participation in IP careers at all levels for Minority In Engineering (MIE), Women in Engineering (WIE), and STEM Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Meggan Duffy, Partner, Marshall Gerstein


  • Lilian Ficht, Patent Agent, Marshall Gerstein
  • Rose Njoroge, Ph.D., Technical Specialist, Marshall Gerstein
  • Phong Nguyen, IP Counsel, State Farm

Committed to increasing diversity in the field of patent law, panelists shared their experiences and discussed various career opportunities in patent law. Topics included patent law careers in which a legal degree is not needed, along with patent lawyer careers in both a law firm and in-house environment.

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