Chaarushena Deb ('18)

Chaarushena Deb (’18)

Austin, TX
Biological Engineering Major
United States Patent and Trade Office

This summer I worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where I was in the biotechnology technology center evaluating biotech patent applications and learning about patent legal doctrine and how it gets applied. As a biological engineer and future patent attorney, it was really exciting to learn about the process, specifically in biotech, and get more experience with patent searching and legal writing. I also did a detail in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), where I was able to help the office prepare for international patent policy negotiations and research a policy paper on the subject matter eligibility of holograms. This experience opened me up to working with patents in an international setting and to pursuing policy work in the future.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Political Science