Irina is a patent scientist who assists with all aspects of managing the prosecution of IP portfolios for clients that range from startups to academic institutions. Irina leverages the experience she has gained working as a technology transfer analyst in the Invention Transfer Group/Applied Innovation at the University of California, Irvine, where she reviewed faculty invention disclosures, assessed patentability and market potential of inventions, and drafted licensing agreements. Before pursuing a career in IP, Irina worked in the Department of Defense, where she had the opportunity to utilize the critical analysis skills that she obtained while pursuing physical science degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology. As an operations research analyst with the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation group of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Irina analyzed a variety of fiscal matters relevant to the strategic direction and budget of the entire Department of Defense, including science and technology investments. Irina’s broad and deep technical background in chemistry and materials science allows her to rapidly understand new technologies across a variety of fields, with a focus on organic, inorganic, polymer, and biological chemistry, materials science, and chemical and biological sensing. Irina brings scientific breadth and a unique background that spans academic research, government policy, and technology transfer to client counseling, enabling the effective selection of patent strategies that maximize scientific, technical, and commercial value for clients.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemistry
California Institute of Technology, Ph.D.