Mountain View, CA (March 3, 2014) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Fenwick attorney Pauline Farmer-Koppenol has been elected second vice president of the Queen’s Bench Bar Association of the San Francisco Bay Area. Farmer was previously a member of the Board of Directors. Founded in 1921, Queen’s Bench is dedicated to the advancement of women’s interests in law and society as a whole through education, programs, and community outreach.
A member of Fenwick’s intellectual property group, Farmer, who holds a Master’s Degree in chemistry, helps technology and life sciences companies develop and implement intellectual property strategies and prosecutes patent applications in areas like pharmaceuticals, carbon nanotubes and other nanomaterials, personalized medicine assays and software. She also negotiates joint research agreements (JRA) and patent licenses. Farm-Koppenol’s clients include Google, CardioDX, Kovio, Presidio Pharmaceuticals and Uhde Inventa-Fisher.
About the Queen’s Bench Bar Association
The Queen's Bench Bar Association of the San Francisco Bay Area, which was formed in 1921 by a group of women lawyers frustrated by the resistance of male lawyers to their participation in the local bar association. Queen’s Bench seeks to advance the interests of women in law and society, and plays an integral part in furthering the progress of women in the legal profession. We are a non-profit voluntary membership organization made up of attorneys, judges and law students. We gain inspiration from our long and proud tradition of women lawyers standing up for equal rights and equal opportunity, and working together to achieve our goals.
About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.