Patent attorney Jennifer Turchyn enjoys working directly with inventors who are excited about their ideas. “It’s my favorite part of the job,” she says. “It’s rewarding to work together to define and protect their inventions.”
An attorney with Harness Dickey in Troy, Turchyn also loves being immersed in new technologies on a daily basis. “Not many people get sneak peeks at up-and-coming technology while learning about it firsthand from the people behind the ideas,” she says.
Turchyn joined Harness Dickey in 2016 after previously working there as a summer associate and as a law clerk during law school. Her current practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical, electromechanical, and chemical arts, as well as preparing patentability opinions for diverse clients. She also has experience in litigation, including legal research, drafting briefs, discovery, and trial preparation and support.
Turchyn’s career trajectory started with dual cum laude degrees in mechanical and chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.
“I always loved science and how it can be used to both explain and improve the world around us,” she says. “I sought dual engineering degrees because I wanted my ‘tool box’ to be as extensive as possible.”