JiNan Glasgow George believes in entrepreneurs and in using intellectual property for creating economic value and sustainable development. She has built her career from engineering to patent law and investment by finding non-conventional approaches, streamlining the path, and creatively using resources to provide answers and create positive impact. Creating commercially valuable assets from ideas through intellectual property and entrepreneurial activity is the number one way to sustainably impact the economy and improve the quality of life for citizens in any country. Patents and trademarks are the most highly valued intellectual property types – anyone can leverage the value if they know how to do it right. Strategic development requires answers, not just data, to inform investment and business decision-making.
A Patent Attorney and former Patent Examiner with the US Patent & Trademark Office, JiNan has been an IP practitioner with experience across a wide range of technology fields, serving clients in the US and internationally. She is a registered patent attorney with the North Carolina Bar and the USPTO; she is a founding partner of Triangle Patents, PLLC in Raleigh, NC, USA. She has worked with clients from the US, Canada, Europe, India, Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya for development of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, and copyrights for licensing and commercialization globally.
Since 2007, JiNan has served Africa Development Corp. and ADC Energy Corp. as legal counsel in support of its investments in economic development in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique. In early 2008, while working with ADC/ADC Energy, she was invited to participate in Pres. and Mrs. Carter’s Winter Weekend, in support of the Carter Center and its work in Africa and worldwide. She participated in the African Technology Conference in mid-July, 2008, in Accra, Ghana; speaking on the topic of intellectual property policy and its role from both a business and government perspective.
JiNan has spoken at a joint US/INDO Science and Technology Forum at the invitation of the US and Indian governments; she also was invited to speak to a meeting of the directors of the national research labs of India’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Also, internationally, for more than three years she participated with the United Nations/Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE) Intellectual Property Advisory Group and High Level Task Force on IP, which addresses technology applications, issues, and solutions relating to intellectual property.
In the US, she is a member of the American of Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association, Council for Entrepreneurial Development, a current member & past 2-term President of the Raleigh chapter of the global Entrepreneurs Organization.
JiNan’s background includes mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering, polymer fiber science, biomedical devices, surgical/dental devices and applications, fiber optics, software, and pulp/paper science; her educational background includes degrees in engineering, law and theology from NC State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University, respectively.