Alumni Spotlight

Pervin Taleyarkhan, ’13

Pervin Taleyarkhan

Pervin Taleyarkhan, ’13, is a Legal Associate in the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). Taleyarkhan is responsible for developing strategies for Purdue’s IP portfolios and evaluating technology-based innovations for appropriate IP protection. In addition, Taleyarkhan works closely with other OTC staff members to draft and file patent applications, responses and various other communications with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Taleyarkhan earned her J.D. in 2013 from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Health Law Review and as Associate for the law school’s Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation. In addition, she has clerked at both the Trial and Appellate levels of the Indiana state court systems as a judicial extern. In 2012, Taleyarkhan was an advocate in the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, where her team was a semi-finalist. She served as team coach in the 2013 moot court competitions. Also in 2012, she placed first in the Pondering Intellectual Property international writing competition, which was judged by leading IP authorities and scholars throughout the world, including Chief Judge Randall Ray Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In 2013, she was nominated by her law school as a candidate for the AIPLA Jan Jancin Award. Taleyarkhan graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. While at Purdue, she worked for five years as a student researcher under the mentorship of the late Professor Leslie A. Geddes, recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 2006. She was also the recipient of the Grubbs Research Fellowship and Purdue’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.