Ulmer Partner Rachael L. Rodman Elected as Vice Chair of DRI’s IP Litigation Committee

October 19, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that Partner Rachael L. Rodman has been elected as Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI)’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. The Intellectual Property Litigation Committee is dedicated to meeting member needs relating to substantive law issues in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation as well as professional and business development, and provides practitioners with the skills and tools needed to thrive in this competitive market.

“Rachael has worked tirelessly over the years to provide her fellow attorneys and herself with opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed, so this election comes as no surprise to those of us who know her,” said Eric M. Robbins, Partner and Group Leader of Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. “We’re thrilled to see her take on this new role, and to see how she continues to make an impact on IP litigators and the industry as a whole.”

Rodman is an accomplished litigator who concentrates her practice in the area of intellectual property litigation, and represents 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.

Outside of her practice, Rodman has taken on several leadership roles with professional organizations to provide support to other IP litigators, promote diversity and inclusion, and advance women in the field of IP law. She has served as a member of DRI’s IP Litigation Committee since 2012 and was the 2019 Chair of its IP Litigation Seminar. Rodman is also actively engaged with the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) where she has served on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, as a Vice Chair of the Women in IP Committee, and as Co-Chair of the Push Forward Subcommittee, which publishes white papers on issues impacting women and minorities in the profession.