Brown University School of Engineering

Engineering Seminar: Primer on Intellectual Property Law

Thursday, December 6, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm

School of Engineering

Barus and Holley, 157

Dr. Deborah Vernon, Ph.D., J.D., Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, will present a talk: “Primer on Intellectual Property Law”. 

Vernon, Ph.D. is a partner at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP and a founding member of its Boston Office. Deborah assists clients in obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights with a focus on technology in the chemical and mechanical arts. Deborah has successfully represented clients in appeals and contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Circuit. Deborah obtained her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law (magna cum laude). Prior to her legal career, Deborah obtained her doctorate degree in material science from Brown University, where she conducted research on thin films and ceramic materials. This research led her to develop novel processing techniques for controlling grain growth during the densification of nanophase ceramic compacts using chemical vapor deposition. Deborah serves as a member of the Trinity Engineering Advisory Council at Trinity College in Hartford, CT as well as on the Board of Directors for WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology) in Cambridge, MA.