Jessamine Pilcher, M.S.

Associate Indianapolis
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Jessamine is an associate in Taft’s Indianapolis office and uses her intellectual property knowledge and scientific and technological background to better understand and tenaciously represent her clients in a wide variety of technologies and issues.

Prior to joining Taft, Jessamine gained valuable experience working as an intellectual property associate with a well-known regional firm in Indianapolis. Before law school, Jessamine worked as a project manager and patent agent at the Purdue Research Foundation in the Office of Technology Commercialization managing cases and technology transfer involved in the life sciences, biotechnology, and biomedical fields. She oversaw the assessment of commercial viability, marketing strategies, drafting and negotiation of license agreements, and the drafting and prosecution of intellectual property.

Jessamine earned her J.D. from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law and was a legal extern for the Hon. Grant Hawkins, Criminal Court 5, Marion County Court. She was active in the Dean’s Tutorial Society and a moot court barrister. She earned a master’s degree in bioengineering and technology and a bachelor’s degree in genetics from Purdue University.

Jessamine is also dedicated to pro bono work. She provides legal counsel to non-profits and individuals seeking expungement. In 2021, she helped secure an inmate’s compassionate release from prison after serving nearly 30 years in prison.

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  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2019)


  • Purdue University (2012)

    M.S. – bioengineering and technology

  • Purdue University (2009)

    B.S. – genetics and molecular biology


  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office