Taft attorneys Lindsey Rothrock and Elizabeth Shuster will participate in the panel discussion “Career Insights for Aspiring Female IP Attorneys,” hosted by the Indianapolis Bar Association on Sept. 30. The program is sponsored by the IndyBar’s Law Student Division and Intellectual Property Section and will be held at the IU McKinney School of Law. Panelists will share insights into their practices and careers.
Rothrock is of counsel in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group. She assists clients in protecting their brands, creative works, and proprietary information, as well as provides guidance to clients regarding brand development, clearance, registration, maintenance, and strategy for national and international trademark portfolios. Rothrock also regularly advises and assists clients regarding trademark and copyright infringement and enforcement issues, including preparing and responding to cease and desist letters, representing and defending clients before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and negotiating consent-to-use and co-existence agreements. She currently serves as chair of IndyBar’s Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee.
Shuster is a partner in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group and is a registered patent attorney. She assists clients in protecting and enforcing their patents, as well as invalidating competitor’s patents before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Shuster regularly advises and assists clients to avoid patent infringement, freedom to operate opinions, novelty opinions, patent validity/invalidity opinions, reverse engineering around patents, intellectual property due diligence investigations, licensing and strategic counseling. She is a member of the Indy Bar and has served on the IndyBar’s Professionalism Committee and Innovation & Research Council. Shuster is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the former chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the ISBA. Shuster is a founding member and currently serves as co-chair for the Indianapolis ChIPs chapter.