Sarah Simpson is a registered patent attorney and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Sarah’s practice primarily involves obtaining and enforcing patent and trademark rights.
She received her Juris Doctor with Highest Honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she served as President of the Intellectual Property Society, Managing Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review, and a member of the Dean’s Leadership Fellows and the Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. Her honors included the Oklahoma Bar Association Business and Corporate Law Award and American Jurisprudence Awards in Corporations, International Energy Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and Professional Responsibility.
As a member of AUTM and participant in the 2023 AUTM Mentorship Cohort, Sarah remains actively apprised of issues affecting technology transfer. She worked within a tech transfer office for two years in law school, during which time Sarah drafted and reviewed licenses and assisted with federal reporting under the Bayh Dole Act.
Prior to law school, Sarah was named an Outstanding Senior in her graduating class at Oklahoma State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, summa cum laude. She gained valuable technical experience as a research scholar for a project related to breast cancer therapeutics. Sarah was additionally selected as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Plant Science for the Noble Research Institute, where she completed research within the Forage 365 initiative.