On Thursday, December 7, Irish Entrepreneurs will welcome Karen Deak, Director of Network Engagement at the Notre Dame IDEA Center.
Karen Imgrund Deak
Director of Network Engagement
At the University of Notre Dame’s IDEA Center, we rely heavily on help from industry experts to help us make data-driven decisions regarding how we develop our technologies into products. My job is to make those connections – I reach out to alumni, family, and friends of Notre Dame to find people with expertise that we need, who are willing to help.
My background is in the life sciences. I earned a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning my Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Chicago, I spent three years working in the intellectual property group of a law firm, where I was a part of the biotechnology patent practice. My practice included work with all stages of the patent lifecycle for biotech clients, and included work on medical diagnostic tests, agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and industrial products. I have also created and been the Director of Notre Dame’s MS in Patent Law and online Certificate in Patent Prosecution; and have practiced as a patent agent at Notre Dame, in the Office of Technology Transfer.
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