With a background of nearly 15 years as a biologist, Angela B. Freeman assists clients in protecting highly technical intellectual property, particularly in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, such as genetic, diagnostic and therapeutic inventions, and food and drink compositions. Angela also has experience in procuring IP rights for fuel cell systems.
A member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department and Life Sciences practice group, Angela is instrumental in procuring IP rights in the U.S. and worldwide for client inventions.
Angela's practice includes preparing contractual agreements and opinions. She also performs IP due diligence in order to protect her client's interest during sales, mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Angela assists clients with procuring trademark and copyright registrations to protect their intellectual property rights.
Prior to her legal career, Angela worked as a biologist at global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly & Co. In 2007, she received the Lilly Chairman's Ovation Award for Global Leadership in Diversity. In 2010, she was awarded the Eli Lilly Law Alumni Scholarship.
Angela also has additional research experience in the molecular, cellular and craniofacial biology department at a Louisville area birth defects center. In her time as a biologist, Angela was a regular contributor to publications and presentations on topics related to genetic and biological research.
Professional and Community Involvement
President, Women & Hi Tech
Board member, Culture Care, Inc.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
Member, Marion County Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Member, University of Louisville Alumni Association
Member, Indiana University Alumni Association
Member, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
IndyChamber’s Leadership Exchange Advance 317 Delegation to San Antonio, Texas, 2019
Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Program Class XLIII, 2019
Indianapolis Professional Association Youth Empowerment Award, 2019
Center for Leadership Development's (CLD) Minority Achiever's Award for Achievement in Science & Technical Disciplines, 2017
The Indiana Lawyer Up and Coming Lawyer Award, 2015
Leadership United by United Way of Central Indiana, 2015
Junior Achievement of Indiana Indy's Best and Brightest Award in Law Finalist, 2014
Center of Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Alumni Spotlight, 2014