National Association of Professional Women Inducts Usha R. Patel, Senior Patent Agent at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Usha R. Patel selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to welcome Usha into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Usha Patel as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in science. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Usha into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed, Usha Patel is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

Ms. Patel’s professional title is Senior Patent Agent in the legal department at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield, CT. She is a Co-Inventor on 17 US patents and a Co-Author on 26 scientific publications.

Ms. Patel is a member of the American Chemical Society and received an award for “Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry,” from the Organic Chemistry Division of ACS, while working as a Research Scientist. She holds Master’s degrees in Organic Chemistry from the University of Bombay, India and The University of Texas at Austin. Aside from her career, she advocates for the importance of science, pharmaceutical drug discovery and intellectual property to middle school, high school and college students.

Awards & Accomplishments: Master’s degrees, University of Bombay, India; The University of Texas at Austin; Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry Award; US Patent Agent registration

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