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Megan Hedrick is an associate in Ice Miller’s Intellectual Property Group. Her background in biochemistry allows her to aid clients with the patent process for pharmaceuticals and various new inventions.

Megan joined Ice Miller in 2018 as a summer associate before serving as a law clerk for the Intellectual Property Group.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Megan served as a patent extern for a global pharmaceutical company and the Naval Sea Systems Command. During these externships, she evaluated new invention disclosures and assessed patentability and freedom to operate searches; supported efforts to draft new patent applications; assisted in patent drafting, office response actions and other patent-related communications with the USPTO and internal patent counsel; and assisted in portfolio evaluations of licensed technology.

Megan also worked as an associate scientist for a privately held scientific research service provider where she designed experiments for internal quality control and data collection; communicated feasibility and limitations of experiments with external clients; prepared reports for federal agencies; and authored standard operating procedures, quality documents and IACUC protocols.

Formerly an analytical chemist in quality control for a contract development and manufacturing company in Bloomington, Megan executed a variety of quality control tests for both API and parenteral products. In addition, Megan also served on lab improvement teams, performed method transfers and method validations and engaged in technical writing. During her time as an analytical chemist, Megan also served as an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at Ivy Tech Community College.

Megan earned her doctor of jurisprudence in 2018 from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a certificate in Intellectual Property. While in law school, Megan was a member of the Intellectual Property Student Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association and Women & Hi Tech. She competed in the Robert H. Stanton Intramural Moot Court Competition, where she was named to the Moot Court Society Order of the Barristers in the fall of 2017. In addition, she competed for McKinney in the International Patent Drafting Competition in the spring of 2018. Prior to attending law school, Megan earned a Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Indiana State University in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in mathematics from Indiana University Bloomington.
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