Ms. Takeshita graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and completed her law degree at Georgetown University, where she served as Articles Editor for the “Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.” Thereafter, Ms. Takeshita was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1993 and became registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1994. In addition to her extensive experience as a patent attorney, which has emphasized mainly the mechanical and electrical arts, she has several years of diverse business management experience. She was a product manager for the Intellectual Property Department at Lexis-Nexis in Dayton, Ohio and was also the Special Projects Engineer at Shiseido America in New Jersey. Her past accomplishments also include working as the Director of Engineering and Market Development for Inteque Resources Corporation in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In 2009, Ms. Takeshita also acquired the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) credential created by the Licensing Executives Society (LES) as an expert in intellectual property licensing and commercialization.