Wyatt Reid

2L, Class of 2023

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Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

 

Interests:
Kayaking, biking, going to music shows

PREVIOUS EDUCATION

The University of Alabama, B.S. in Electrical Engineering

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Collins Aerospace

INTERNSHIPS

Summer Associate for Meunier Carlin Curfman.

Currently externing with Emory’s Office of Tech Transfer.

STUDENT INVOLVMENTS (Clubs & Leadership)

Treasurer for both Emory’s OUTLaw and IP Societies

What attracted you to the Ti:ger program?

I am very interested in working on a cross-discipline team including Georgia Tech Students, Goizueta Business Students, and Emory Law students. Working on collaborative team projects and sharing team goals feels like an exciting rarity in law school, even rarer to be on a team with such a wide range of backgrounds. The Ti:ger program was one of the factors that drew me to Emory Law and so I am very thankful and excited to have been selected onto the program!

What do you hope to gain from your experience in the Ti:ger program?

I hope to make strong connections with my team as we tackle projects, and also to explore more of the business side of IP. I have a technical background and am gaining a legal background, but I have less experience from a business perspective. Being able to explore that side, in addition to the technical and legal sides, would provide an exciting challenge that I know I can gain from.

What are your plans for employment after graduation?

I plan to explore a mixed practice in IP Litigation and Patent Prosecution at an Atlanta-based firm.

What has been the highlight of your experience at Emory Law/Ti:ger?

With the TI:GER program, I have very much enjoyed having professionals from different fields come in and speak. Listening to professionals discuss their practices has been a great way to see what careers in IP look like. Some of the classes have felt like mock client advising sessions which have felt empowering to sit in on as a law student.

What inspired you to pursue a career in law?

My dad’s an inventor and has worked with patent attorneys to translate his inventions into patents. I’ve seen first-hand how rewarding it can feel to have your invention validated as novel and non-obvious before the government. Prosecuting patents gives me the ability to work with inventors like my dad to get their claims allowed. Pursuing a law degree also lets me litigate in patent disputes, which I have found to be a very exciting field of law.