Margaret R. Fleetwood is an attorney at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, where she practices in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, intellectual property management agreements, and litigation. She has a particular interest in both the life sciences and intellectual property practice surrounding early stage technologies. While she has maintained a focus on representing research institutions and biotechnology startups, she has also worked on behalf of large pharmaceutical and mid-sized medical device companies. Recently, she has served as a secondee from the firm to the University of Chicago, working exclusively on behalf of the institution to implement new strategic contracting initiatives and their associated processes and policies as well as continuing to provide patent application drafting and prosecution. Before beginning her legal practice, she spent five years in technology transfer at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Chicago, managing patent portfolios for more than 30 faculty members and completing licensing transactions with domestic and international development partners. Margaret has also performed part-time technology transfer work at Northwestern University and University of Pennsylvania.
Margaret holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College.
2020 - 2021 Course Schedule
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