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Four Fish & Richardson Principals Named 2021 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

June 23, 2021

Four Fish & Richardson Principals Named 2021 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

June 23, 2021

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Fish & Richardson principals Nitika Gupta Fiorella, Heather L. Flanagan, Ph.D., Annie J. King, Ph.D., and Nicole Williams have been named recipients of the 2021 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” award by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Award recipients are “high performing, purpose-driven leaders who create value for other women and the companies, organizations, and agencies behind them.”

Nitika Gupta Fiorella is a principal in Fish’s Delaware office, where she focuses on complex patent litigation. Fiorella has worked on cases involving pharmaceuticals (including Hatch-Waxman litigation), oil and gas technology, software, medical devices, and polymer chemistry. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.S.C.E. in chemical engineering and B.A. in political science from the University of Delaware. View Fiorella’s Women Worth Watching in STEM profile.

Heather L. Flanagan, Ph.D. is a principal in Fish’s Austin office, where she helps progressive innovators survey, secure, and sustain their intellectual property assets in competitive markets. Dr. Flanagan supports advances in cleantech, nanotech, alternative energy, biofuels, efficient lighting and power sources, sustainability, resource recovery, materials and coatings, green consumer products, and plant-based foods. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas Law School, her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Harvard University, her M.B.A. in decision and information sciences from the University of Florida, and her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Georgia. View Dr. Flanagan’s Women Worth Watching in STEM profile.

Annie J. King, Ph.D. is a principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson, where she focuses on patent prosecution. Dr. King’s technical areas of expertise include organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemistry, pharmaceutical formulations, polymer, and industrial chemical processes. She received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, her Ph.D. in chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her B.A from Barnard College. View Dr. King’s Women Worth Watching in STEM profile.

Nicole Williams is a principal in Fish’s San Diego office, where she devotes her practice to patent litigation. She has experience with a wide range of technologies, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences, including DNA sequencing, pharmaceutical compounds and biologics, microfluidics, and medical devices. Williams has also litigated cases involving digital cameras, sports technology, and flash memory drives. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.S. in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley. View Williams’ Women Worth Watching in STEM profile.

Profiles in Diversity Journal is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors.