Professor in Practice and Director TI:GER program
TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) is an innovative partnership between Emory and Georgia Tech that brings together graduate students in law, business, science and engineering to work on ways to take innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace.
Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Professor Morris was Managing Patent Counsel at The Coca-Cola Company where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Company’s global patent strategy.
Professor Morris has over fifteen years of experience practicing IP law in large and mid-sized law firms. Her areas of expertise include patent law, patent litigation, patent prosecution, IP licensing and strategy. Professor Morris also worked as an engineer for six years with 3M and Eli Lilly and has over twenty-five years of experience working with consumer products and technology commercialization.
Professor Morris is a frequent speaker on patent law topics including patent prosecution, patent litigation, IP licensing, and the role of corporate counsel in patent transactions. She is licensed to practice before the USPTO and is admitted to practice in the states of Georgia, Minnesota, Massachusetts and in the District of Columbia.
Education: J.D., University of Minnesota; M.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan; B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University.