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Register today - Intellectual Property in Innovation with Rakhi Nikhanj, J.D., Mueting Raasch Group

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday 4/22/21 5-6PM

The Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community Founder Speaker Series

Intellectual Property in Innovation with Rakhi Nikhanj, J.D., Mueting Raasch Group, Intellectual Property Attorneys moderated by Cheryl Junker, J.D., Dartmouth Technology Transfer Office.

Co-sponsored by Women in Innovation (WiIN) and the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community programs of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth.

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Rakhi Nikhanj, J.D. is a registered patent attorney with 14 years of experience advocating for her clients ranging from fortune 500 companies to start-up companies and individual inventors. Rakhi currently serves on the board of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) and was named LegalCORPS 2016 Volunteer of the Year.

Rakhi helps her clients achieve business goals through creative problem solving applied to patent application preparation and prosecution, clearance and freedom to operate analysis, due diligence analysis, licensing and patent portfolio valuation and management, and post grant proceedings. Her patent work has spanned a variety of technological areas such as medical devices including cardiac rhythm management devices, high technology filters, material science, sensor devices and systems, hazardous material handling, acoustics, electrical device venting, radio frequency and other communication systems, software systems, packaging, construction, and waste treatment.

Rakhi has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). She has been a volunteer for the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program since 2012. As part of that work, she gives informational sessions to groups of pro se inventors and represents low-income inventors in pursuing patents.

Cheryl Junker, J.D. joined the Dartmouth Tech Transfer Office in March 2020 as a Senior Business Development and Licensing Manager, bringing 12+ years of experience in university tech transfer and intellectual property. Cheryl came to Dartmouth from the University of Georgia, where she was recruited to developed a technology transfer program to support the newly-established UGA College of Engineering. She previously worked in the technology transfer offices at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and at North Carolina State University, supporting investigators in a broad range of disciplines as a business development and licensing expert. Cheryl holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and a bachelor of science in ceramic engineering from Alfred University. With particular expertise in the areas of polymer engineering, surface treatments, and medical devices, Cheryl has experience developing creative strategies for commercializing a diverse array of technologies. She especially enjoys the opportunity to shepherd inventors through the patent and start-up company processes and mentoring student inventors. Cheryl was a champion swimmer and is a superb baker and is excited to have her southern-born daughter experience NH winters.

Women in Innovation (WiIN) is a program of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth. We believe that a space for women to foster creativity and entrepreneurship is crucial for our community. Our program is committed to developing soft skills and providing mentorship in order to foster an innovative mindset for self-identifying women in the Dartmouth community. For more information

The Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (ELLC) is the Dartmouth Living Learning Community for students in all disciplines who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Residents are often pursuing entrepreneurial interests, are creative artists and designers, are savvy in technical projects, or have a vision to help the world through social entrepreneurial ventures. For more information

The ELLC is a program of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth. For more information about the Magnuson Center go to

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