Jaci graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law with dual J.D. and M.S. Education degrees in 2014, specializing in intellectual property law. She also holds two B.A. degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale: one in Music Business, the other in Radio-Television. Her previous work experience includes small business administration, teaching, U.S. copyright, technology transfer, and non-profits. Jaci worked as a research assistant at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) prior to joining the Institute for Intellectual Property Research in July of 2018. Her primary research focuses on all aspects of U.S. and international intellectual property law, and previous research topics and projects include international copyright royalties, assessing the Defend Trade Secrets Act prior to adoption, the initial installment of Innovate4Health, and international patent processing statistics.
Seven case studies showcase how IP rights are enabling innovators in Latin America to help solve some of the greatest global health challenges.