ChIPs Accelerators with Barnes & Thornburg
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am PST / 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST
  • Barnes & Thornburg patent and IP practitioners will present practical considerations and technical solutions for IP managers to maximize protection for their domestic and foreign IP and patent portfolios without losing their minds – “no aspirin required”. Designed to tackle “head on” the biggest challenges facing IP managers today, topics will include the US perspective on strategic utilization of the new European Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC), which takes effect in June, 2023, global coordination of IP, including litigation and intracompany intellectual property agreements, as well as technology export compliance issues facing multinational organizations.


    Please register for this virtual event here.

    Our clients have access to more than 800 legal professionals throughout 22 offices in Boston, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas, and Washington, D.C. We are among the 100 largest firms in the U.S. and can assist in the areas required to do business in today’s market such as corporate, litigation, intellectual property, real estate, renewable energy, labor and employment, healthcare, government services, environmental, and finance, insolvency, and restructuring.
    Barnes & Thornburg’s Intellectual Property practice is among the largest in the country, with over 150 IP attorneys and professionals and more than 90 registered patent attorneys and agents. We counsel clients from a variety of industries, such as medical devices, plastics and packaging, internet and computer technology, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, and aviation.


    Angela B. Freeman, M.S, 
    With a background of nearly 15 years as a biologist, Angela B. Freeman assists clients in protecting highly technical intellectual property, particularly in the food/beverage, agricultural, pharmaceutical, life sciences/biotech, and renewable energy industries.

    A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and Life Sciences practice group, Angela is instrumental in procuring IP rights in the U.S. and worldwide for client inventions. Angela’s practice includes preparing contractual agreements and opinions. She also performs IP due diligence in order to protect her client’s interest during sales, mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Angela assists clients with procuring trademark and copyright registrations to protect their intellectual property rights.

    Prior to her legal career, Angela worked as a biologist at global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly & Co. In 2007, she received the Lilly Chairman’s Ovation Award for Global Leadership in Diversity. In 2010, she was awarded the Eli Lilly Law Alumni Scholarship, and is a recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion champion in her community.

    Christine H. McCarthy 
    Leader of Barnes & Thornburg’s Patent Practice Group and chair of the firm’s Telecommunications Industry Group, Christine McCarthy has extensive experience working in private, government and legal- services sectors. Her globally based and invested clients benefit from her counsel on virtually all aspects of intellectual property including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, Internet law and copyright and patent licensing.

    Without question, Christine believes that trust is key in the client relationships she establishes and cultivates. Because of that, clients rely on her honesty and tenacity to do her job – in protecting their ideas and creative works – so they can do their jobs. Her clients value both her candor and collaborative nature in helping determine the most effective and efficient tactics to protect their IP rights.

    As an electrical engineer with a physics background, Christine primarily concentrates her representations on technology areas of AI, automated driving, electric and personal mobility technology, mobile and telecommunications, wireless infrastructure and applications, software and computer-related inventions, business methods, information technology, financial services, cryptography, semiconductors and additive manufacturing, electronics, bioinformatics, optics, and internet-related, block chain implemented, and e- commerce and m-commerce inventions.

    Deborah Pollack-Milgate
    A tenacious advocate and litigator, Deborah Pollack-Milgate is known for her ability to act quickly to chart the optimal path for the clients she serves. Fearless and disciplined, Deborah delivers laser sharp focus that supports and protects each client’s unique business objectives.

    Deborah represents businesses of all sizes and individuals in patent, trade secret, trademark and complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and contract litigation. Deborah is adept at providing her diverse clientele with unique problem solving skills that do not rely on one formula for success, but rather pinpoint and prioritize her clientele’s needs and perspectives. This creativity and insight sets her apart.

    Deborah brings her insight to bear in acting as outside IP counsel for both national and international clients, assisting with virtually all aspects of intellectual property portfolio management. She assists clients with putting systems in place, from the stage of invention to patent protection and enforcement, which will allow them to fully maximize the value of their intellectual property.

    The ChIPs Accelerators are live and on-demand sponsored webinars that showcase how a partner law firm addresses a particular hot topic in tech, law and policy. For information on how a ChIPs Accelerator can put your firm in front of ChIPs members worldwide, please contact: Bridget Johnson, Director of Partner & Business Development,

Angela B. Freeman, M.S. Angela B. Freeman, M.S.
Christine H. McCarthy Christine H. McCarthy
Deborah Pollack-Milgate Deborah Pollack-Milgate