Margo Bagley, University of Virginia

Margo A. Bagley teaches courses on patent law, international and comparative patent law, intellectual property, and property. 

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bagley worked in products research and development with the Procter & Gamble Company, where she was named Food Product Development Excellence "Rookie of the Year" and was co-inventor on a U.S. patent for improved peanut butter. Later, she worked as a senior research analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. Through her corporate experience, Bagley developed an interest in the law of intellectual property. 

Bagley received her J.D. in 1996 from Emory, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow, an editor of the Emory Law Journal and was elected to Order of the Coif. She is a member of the Georgia bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Bagley worked as an associate with Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner before becoming an assistant professor of law at Emory University in 1999. She was a visiting professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law in fall 2001 and at the University of Virginia School of Law in fall 2005. She has also taught international patent law and policy courses in Germany, China and Singapore. She joined the University of Virginia faculty in 2006.

Bagley is a member of the board of directors of the Public Patent Foundation and also served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on University Management of Intellectual Property: Lessons from a Generation of Experience, Research, and Dialogue.

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