INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) has selected Barnes & Thornburg intellectual property partner Angela B. Freeman to its 2021 Women of Influence list.
Freeman was recognized for her recent achievements, including the successful transition, intake and management of several large patent portfolios, and for her dedication to advocating for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM and law. She also was noted for her mentorship of high school, graduate and law school students in their pursuit of STEM-related careers, and for her time giving back through her service to Women & Hi Tech. She was the first African American to be president of Women & Hi Tech and served on its board for seven years.
Freeman is also the host of IBJ’s “The Freedom Forum with Angela B. Freeman” podcast, which discusses the intersection between business, race, and gender in the central Indiana community.
She spent over a decade as a research scientist focusing in the areas of molecular biology and genetics with Eli Lilly and Co. before she decided to pivot to the law, and specifically to the patent arena. Since earning her J.D., Freeman has worked diligently to assist clients in procuring and protecting their technical intellectual property rights and assets, particularly in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and power generation industries.
The IBJ’s Women of Influence program “recognizes women who have risen to the highest levels of business, the arts, and community and public service in central Indiana.”
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