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Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce Megan Hedrick is now an attorney with the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Her background in biochemistry allows her to aid clients with the patent process for pharmaceuticals and various new inventions. Megan first joined Ice Miller in 2018 as a summer associate before transitioning to a law clerk role with the Intellectual Property Group.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Megan served as a patent extern for a global pharmaceutical company and the Naval Sea Systems Command. During these externships, she evaluated new invention disclosures and assessed patentability and freedom to operate searches; supported efforts to draft new patent applications; assisted in patent drafting, office response actions and other patent-related communications with the USPTO and internal patent counsel; and assisted in portfolio evaluations of licensed technology.

“We have had quite a few extremely talented scientists turned IP attorneys join the Firm, and Megan is no exception,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. “Megan’s background in analytical chemistry will serve her very well as she guides her clients through the patent process.”

Megan also worked as an associate scientist for a privately held scientific research service provider where she designed experiments for internal quality control and data collection; communicated feasibility and limitations of experiments with external clients; prepared reports for federal agencies; and authored standard operating procedures, quality documents and IACUC protocols.

Formerly an analytical chemist in quality control for a contract development and manufacturing company in Bloomington, Megan executed a variety of quality control tests for both API and parenteral products. In addition, Megan also served on lab improvement teams, performed method transfers and method validations and engaged in technical writing.

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