Angela B. Freeman is an Intellectual Property Associate and Patent Attorney in the Indianapolis office of the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Ms. Freeman is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and Life Sciences Practice Group where she first began her practice as a law clerk. Ms. Freeman assists clients in intellectual property matters involving highly technical subject matter, and is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana, before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With a background of over 15 years as a biologist prior to her legal career, Ms. Freeman spent the majority of her scientific career as a genetic researcher and clinical scientist at global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly & Company (Lilly) with previous research experience at a Louisville, Kentucky area birth defects center.
Ms. Freeman is a member of numerous bar and alumni associations, as well as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Freeman is also a board member of non-profit organizations, Women & Hi Tech in Indianapolis and Culture Care, Inc. in Kentucky. For her career accomplishments, Ms. Freeman has been recognized with a Minority Achiever’s Award in Science & Technical Disciplines by the Center of Leadership Development (CLD), an Up and Coming Lawyer Award from Indiana Lawyer, and as a finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest Award in the law division. As a long-time workplace diversity advocate, Ms. Freeman has also been recognized with Barnes & Thornburg’s Camille B. Conway Diversity Award and Lilly’s Chairman’s Ovation Award for Global Leadership in Diversity.