Professor Deese teaches IP Licensing at the American University Washington College of Law. She is also a partner in the law firm of Arent Fox LLP. Her intellectual property representation includes counseling patent pools and other IP owners in developing strategic licensing programs. Professor Deese’s work involves the creation, negotiation and enforcement of licenses and related agreements, as well as representation in regulatory approval proceedings, standards, audit support and analysis, import/export and counterfeiting issues, privacy, review of advertising and promotional materials (for regulatory compliance), sweepstakes and promotions, celebrity endorsements and litigating related business disputes. Mrs. Deese has authored numerous articles and speaks regularly at industry meetings on related topics. Since 2005, she has served as Vice Chair of the ABA Section of Science and Technology, Committee on Technical Standardization and Infrastructure.
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., American University Washington College of Law 1983
- B.S., American University 1980 (University Honors Program)