“Don’t be afraid to seek feedback.”
For those just starting out in a field, Katherine Neville recommends asking a simple question of your supervisors after completing a project: “How did I do?”
Neville is a partner with the intellectual-property law firm Marshall, Gerstein, and Borun, where she works with clients seeking patent protection in all areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. In addition to counseling clients in the management of worldwide patent rights, her experience includes patent preparation, due-diligence analyses for clients interested in partnering, and various patent proceedings. Before joining the firm Neville earned her Ph.D. in immunology in 2001 from Northwestern University Medical School, where her graduate work focused on experimental models of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis. She received her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1995.