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Myers Bigel is pleased to announce Rachel Rutledge has joined the firm’s award-winning legal team.

Rutledge joined Myers Bigel with more than 17 years experience practicing law. She focuses her practice on intellectual property within the life science and chemical industries. She practices in a broad range of disciplines, including biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, materials science, pharmaceutical, and molecular biology. Her prosecution work has included protecting small molecules, diagnostics, tissue engineering, polymers, microfluidics, spatial transcriptomics, batteries, novel protein technologies, and genetic engineering technologies in both the U.S. and internationally.

Rachel is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is registered before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

She received her B.S. in Chemistry, with a Biochemistry concentration, from the University of Louisville and her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to law school, Rachel worked as a chemist in the coatings industry.

Rachel joins a team of attorneys and patent agents emphasizing patent procurement in practice areas including electronics/computer, mechanical, trademark, chemical and biotechnology. The firm’s experience with domestic and international patents is vast, having successfully filed in practically every country in the world, drafting quality patents that cover the full scope of an invention and stand up to courtroom challenges.

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