Indiana University Bloomington

Kapil U. Banakar

Kapil U. Banakar (’15) has been with Faegre Baker Daniels since graduation.  He began in the firm’s Fort Wayne office, but is now based out of Indianapolis.  Banakar is a member of the firm’s intellectual property group where he focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications primarily in the chemical and…

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Kimberly Ray

Kimberly Ray (’15) spent her first year after graduation as a clerk with the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Indiana, Judge Hussmann & Judge Brookman) in Evansville.  Ray recently relocated to Alexandria, Virginia to begin work as a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Kim is originally from North…

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Caleb J. Bean

Caleb J. Bean (’14) is an associate in the Orange County office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.  Previously, Bean was with the firm of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, one of America’s largest IP law firms. Caleb is a member of the Patent Prosecution and Litigation practice group.  He assists clients in patent and…

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Kassandra M. Officer

Kassandra M. Officer (’14) is an associate with the firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on complex patent litigation before U.S. district courts in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Kassi’s litigation experience covers numerous aspects of trial preparation, including conducting offensive and defensive discovery and handling…

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Andrew T. Langford

Andrew T. Langford (’13)  is an associate with the firm of Sidley Austin in Dallas, Texas.  His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and intellectual property transactions. Langford earned his J.D. from Maurer, magna cum laude, and received his B.S., cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.  He earned the second-highest score on…

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Tearra J. Vaughn

Tearra J. Vaughn (’13) is an associate with the firm of Foley & Lardner LLP in Chicago. Her practice concentrates on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications (domestic and foreign), patent portfolio analysis, and counseling and review of intellectual property agreements in the computer, electronic, and electromechanical arts.  Prior to working at Foley, Vaughn…

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Chelsea K. Anderson

Chelsea K. Anderson (’13) clerked for Judge Ronald M. Gould of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2013-2014. Said Anderson prior to the start of her clerkship:  “I’ve been told by former clerks that clerking is the best job I’ll ever have, so I’m very excited to be in an…

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Darrian Campbell

Darrian Campbell (’13) is an associate at the firm of Locke Lord LLP in Dallas, Texas.  His practice concentrates on intellectual property litigation. Campbell earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Baylor University and his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.  During law school he was a managing editor of the Indiana…

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Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith (’11) works for The National Copyright Unit (NCU) in Australia. “The NCU is a part of the Department of Education. Each state, territory and sector has a representative that sits on what’s called the Copyright Advisory Group. The NCU gets direction from the Copyright Advisory Group and acts accordingly for all the government…

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