Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Rachael L. Rodman was recently appointed as a Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Women in IP Committee, which seeks to promote the advancement of women in IP law and to increase the diversity of IPO’s membership.
As Vice Chair, Rodman will help lead the efforts of the committee, as well as serve as Chair of the group’s Push Forward subcommittee. By generating practical resources, such as toolkits and white papers, the Push Forward subcommittee promotes retaining and advancing women in the legal profession and helps members and member companies build and expand practices benefitting women in IP.
Rodman is an accomplished litigator who concentrates her practice in the area of IP litigation, and has experience representing clients in a variety of cases involving patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret claims. She also has experience in complex business litigation, and has litigated cases involving contract, shareholder, and non-compete disputes. Rodman guides clients to efficient resolutions that keep their businesses moving forward, and also counsels them on how to identify and protect their intellectual property.
IPO is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and fields of technology. Established in 1972, IPO advocates for effective and affordable IP ownership and provides a wide array of services to members, including supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues, analyzing current IP issues, information and educational services, and disseminating information to the public on the importance of IP rights.