Tina Cooper, M.B.A

Tina joined TDG from Silver Spring, MD in November 2019.  She has many years of experience in patent prosecution and has worked with some of the top law firms in the country.  Tina also specializes in copyrights and licensing.  She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland University College (“UMUC”), and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration.  After which, she will begin the UMUC PhD program specializing in Business.  Tina is a competitive fencer and holds over 50 national and regional medals.

Genevieve Mayer, J.D., MBA

Genevieve Mayer joined UCLA’s Technology Development Group in March of 2020 as a Patent Prosecution Analyst.   She provides patent support to the business development associates, inventors, and licensees by managing invention intake, federal and non-federal reporting, and iEdison compliance.  Prior to working in the patent field, she worked in education at LAUSD and nonprofit.   Prior to LAUSD, she was a Law Clerk at Reich, Adel, Crost & Cvitan, and an Administrative Specialist for the JCF Group in Madrid, Spain.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA

Lily Yu

Lily Yu joined UCLA’s Technology Development Group in March of 2015 as a Patent Prosecution Analyst.   She provides patent support to the business development officers, inventors, and licensees by managing their extensive patent portfolios.   In addition, she handles all of the annuities for UCLA.  She began her intellectual patent career in 2011 at Ladas & Parry.   Prior to working in the patent field, she worked in education and nonprofit.   She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies from UCLA.

Shemekia Brown

Shemekia Brown joined UCLA TDG in June of 2014 as a Patent Prosecution Analyst. She brings over 12 years experience in intellectual property prosecution. Prior to UCLA, she worked for Kilpatrick Townsend as a Patent Prosecution Specialist for 10 years. Shemekia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from San Jose State.

Charanjit Arora, J.D., PhD

Charan joined UCLA TDG in December 2013. Prior to UCLA, he was a patent attorney at a New York City law firm where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA.

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