ATLANTA (December 17, 2012) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Ann G. Fort, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Women in Technology (WIT).
WIT, a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), was created in 1992 to advocate for the professional development of women in Georgia’s technology community. The organization is actively focused on providing professional development, recognizing deserving leaders and delivering compelling programs that inspire and encourage young women to pursue technology careers.
“I am delighted to welcome Ms. Fort to the WIT board of directors," said Stephanie Hill, executive director of WIT. “The selfless contribution of both the time and energy of busy executives like Ms. Fort is critical to our success, and is a testament to the importance of the work WIT does in our community."
Ms. Fort is a seasoned litigator at Sutherland and works to protect the intellectual property rights of clients throughout the United States and abroad. She focuses her practice on technology businesses and has handled cases involving loan and deposit software, Internet-based information management systems, ground fault circuit interrupters, power management unit chips, interactive television program guides, computer network security protection systems and medical information systems. In addition to U.S. and overseas corporations, Ms. Fort has represented university technology transfer organizations and non-profit research institutes.
“I am extremely excited to join the Board of Directors for Women in Technology," said Ms. Fort. “WIT is a very forward-thinking organization and has a tremendous following. As a new member of the Board, I hope to help women advance in the technology community."
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