Brigid E. Sharek

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Brigid is an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group. She is a registered patent attorney, with a practice focused on patent preparation and procurement, and intellectual property advisement. Brigid has over seven years of experience as an academic researcher, and specializes in chemical and biochemical technologies. She has participated in the prosecution of patents across the spectrum of the scientific arts, including pharmacological, mechanical, and technological patents for clients ranging from global corporations, to universities and independent inventors. Brigid also works regularly with all aspects of intellectual property, including freedom to operate analyses; patentability, infringement and validity opinions; IP agreements; and due diligence and assignment of intellectual property holdings in the United States and abroad.

Brigid obtained her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was a member of the executive board of the Intellectual Property Law Society and symposium editor of I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. Through law school Brigid worked as a Technical Adviser at Vorys.

Prior to law school, Brigid worked as a researcher in chemistry and biology laboratories developing treatments for neurological disorders. She also was a university laboratory instructor for science majors at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude in chemistry from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, her master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame and completed two years of doctoral work in neurobiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.