With a background of nearly 15 years as a biologist, Angela B. Freeman assists clients in protecting highly technical intellectual property, particularly in the food and beverage, agricultural, pharmaceutical, life sciences, biotech and renewable energy industries.
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. Angela also focuses on educating and assisting clients, specifically women and diverse small business owners, in protecting their IP.
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, and is a recognized diversity, equity and inclusion champion in her corporate and community environments.
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
Host, Indianapolis Business Journal's The Freedom Forum with Angela B. Freeman podcast
Emeritus member and Past 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.
Lawyers of Color Wonderful Women List, 2023
Indiana Minority Business Magazine Champion of Diversity, 2023
Women of Influence List, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021-2024
Trailblazer Award, Indiana Commission on Women, 2020
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