A comprehensive intellectual property strategy can best position you for growth and provide the creative flexibility to lead with confidence.  Join this panel of New Hampshire attorneys to learn more about harnessing and utilizing your intellectual property assets.  Topics will include conducting an intellectual property audit, performing clearance searches, filing for protection, monitoring and monetizing your intellectual property and enforcing your intellectual property rights.

Speakers

Kim Peaslee, Devine Millimet

Kim PeasleeKim is a licensed patent attorney and a member of Devine Millimet’s Intellectual Property practice group. She assists clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and litigation matters. Kim’s patent practice covers a wide variety of technology areas as well as industrial design.

Before joining Devine Millimet, Kim was an associate at the law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP, in their Intellectual Property (IP) Department in Boston. Prior to that, Kim was a law clerk for BAE Systems in Nashua, NH, and a patent fellow at Merck & Co., Inc.

Kim attended UNH School of Law where she received her JD, cum laude, in 2009. Kim received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth in 2008. Kim is a member of several professional organizations and she has been recognized for her work both as a chemist and as an intellectual property lawyer. Her clients range from single inventors/artists to large corporations and educational institutions.

Leigh Willey, Devine Millimet

Leigh WilleyLeigh is an attorney in Devine Millimet’s Commercial Litigation department, where she focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, unfair competition claims and related business disputes, probate litigation and New Hampshire ski area defense.  Leigh earned in J.D. and LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Center), cum laude, in 2003.  While in law school, Leigh was a legal extern at the Estee Lauder Companies in New York, where she assisted in-house trademark counsel in procuring, managing, defending and enforcing the company’s trademarks.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Nadeau at the New Hampshire Supreme Court in 2002.

Leigh is a member of the New England Women’s Leadership Institute’s Board of Directors.  She previously served as Co-President of the Board of Directors of Dress for Success New Hampshire.

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