Angela B. Freeman is an associate in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) Department and Life Sciences Practice Group where she first began her practice as a law clerk. With a background of nearly 15 years as a biologist, Angela assists clients in protecting highly technical subject matter, particularly in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, including genetic, diagnostic, and therapeutic inventions.
Angela has also been instrumental in procuring IP rights in the U.S. and worldwide for client inventions directed to technologies for food compositions, such as pastries, sauces, and drink products.
Further, Angela's practice includes preparing contractual agreements and opinions, as well as performing IP due diligence in order to protect her client's interest during sales, mergers, and/or acquisitions.
Prior to her legal career, Angela was a biologist at global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly & Company (Lilly). In 2007, she received the Lilly Chairman's Ovation Award for Global Leadership in Diversity and in 2010, she was awarded the Eli Lilly Law Alumni Scholarship. She 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.
Center of Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, Alumni Spotlight
Indy's Best and Brightest Award in Law by Junior Achievement of Indiana Finalist
The Indiana Lawyer, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2015
Center for Leadership Development's (CLD) Minority Achiever's Award for Achievement in Science & Technical Disciplines, 2017