Susan Rector has over 30 years of broad experience in corporate transactions and specialized experience with intellectual property, e-commerce, technology, computer, Internet, advertising and startup issues. She counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property ownership and commercialization and is particularly skilled at advising clients on novel issues created by evolving technology. She proactively advises clients to protect their intangible assets and create value. She has prosecuted numerous copyright applications and more than 875 federal trademark applications for domestic and foreign clients. Her clients include startups, growing entrepreneurial ventures, family-owned and established companies and institutional clients in a variety of industries.
She is an active participant in the nonprofit community and with organizations of women business owners. She currently serves on the board of Rev1 Ventures, Columbus College of Art and Design, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and Columbus Zoo. She is an active member of Women Presidents’ Organization, its national foundation board, NAWBO and WELD.
Susan is engaged in the local angel investment community through Ohio TechAngels and X Squared Angels and serves on the board of Peoples Bank and its public company holding company Peoples Bancorp.
She has been listed in Best Lawyers for general business and IP since 2002. She was named a Best Lawyers Columbus Lawyer of the Year for Trademarks in 2012 and 2016. She has been ranked by Chambers for intellectual property since 2011.