Thursday, April 10, 2014

Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation 3rd Annual Symposium
IP Jurisprudence in the New Technological Epoch: The Judiciary's Role in the Age of Biotechnology and Digital Media

CLE: 6.5 Hours

Speaker: Robert A. Armitage, Consultant, IP Strategy & Policy
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Wynne Courtroom and Atrium,Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Kyle Galster,, 317-274-0042

Please join us on April 10, 2014 for the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Symposium with Keynote Speaker Robert A. Armitage, IP Strategy & Policy Media


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9:00-9:10 a.m. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS  Prof. John R. Schaibley, III, IP Center Executive Director  
9:10-10:00 a.m.  KEYNOTE ADDRESS  “Completing the Codification of U.S. Patent Law:  Rising to the Challenge”, Robert A. Armitage
Keynote Speaker Bob Armitage, a consultant on IP strategy and policy, is an award winning intellectual property law attorney and an internationally renowned expert and leader in field of intellectual property law.  He was at the forefront of the patent reform movement that resulted in the landmark patent reform legislation, the America Invents Act .  He completed a decade of service as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company at the end of 2012.  Prior to assuming his general counsel role at Lilly, he had been Lilly’s Vice President and General Patent Counsel. Before joining Lilly in 1999, he spent six years as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Vinson & Elkins LLP (1993-1999), where he established and led its D.C.-based IP practice.  He served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of The Upjohn Company from 1983 to 1993.  In 2004, the American Intellectual Property Law Association awarded him its highest recognition for lifetime achievement in intellectual property, the AIPLA Excellence Award. More recently, he was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame in recognition of his decades-long advocacy of legislation to modernize the U.S. patent system and, in 2013, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine presented Bob with its Outstanding Achievement in IP Award.  Bob Armitage has served in a variety of leadership positions in the intellectual property bar, including as president of both the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel.  
10:00-11:00 a.m. Trolls Under Attack:  The Multiple Front Assault on NPE’s/PAE’s   
Panel:  Sharon Barner, Vice President-General Counsel, Cummins, Inc;  Richard Rainey, Executive Counsel, IP Litigation, General Electric Co.;  Hamid Piroozi, Director-Legal Purdue OTC;  Brion St Amour, Head of IP, IURTC; Prof. John Schaibley (Panel Moderator)
Patent Assertion Entities have been a target for patent litigation reform efforts for many years.  While the AIA contained certain provisions to deal with so-called patent trolls, attacks on these entities have multiplied and intensified in the last year.  The House passed H.R. 3309, a bill would make dramatic changes to the patent litigation process (including enhanced pleading requirements and fee shifting), the President issued executive orders, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare and Octane Fitness v. ICON Health (standard of review for exceptional case finding under 35 U.S.C. §285), and numerous States have taken action against NPE’s as well.   The panel will explain and analyze these developments, focusing on the perceived need for reform, and the better mechanisms for reducing actual abuses of the system, while maintaining effective enforcement of patent rights.  
11:00-11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m.-Noon Software Patents Under Attack: Patents Allegedly Inhibiting More Innovation Than They Incentivize
Panel: David Jones, Assistant General Counsel for IP Policy, Microsoft Corp.;  Bruce Schelkopf, Vice President, Dep. General Counsel & Chief IP Officer, Ingersoll Rand; Kevin Erdman (Partner, Reichel IP), Prof. Gerard Magliocca (Panel Moderator)   
With the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, a software patent for reducing risk has put software patents in general at risk.  Are there categories of technology that are a poor fit for patent protection, especially in light of freedom to operate concerns?  Should Congress or the Courts make such judgments?  Would hybrid IP rights better suit some current categories of patentable subject matter?  Do some industries even need the incentive of patent exclusivity to innovate?  Was Bilski the bellwether of a trend toward substantially contracting patent eligible subject matter?  The panel will address these questions, explain and analyze applicable case law, compare U.S. and international treatment of such subject matter, evaluate the conflicting interests at work, and address the appropriate respective roles of Congress and the courts in this area.
Noon to 1:00 p.m. Luncheon in Atrium
1:00-2:00 p.m. Biotechnology Patents Under Attack:  From Prometheus to Myriad, the Supreme Court’s Narrowing View of Patent Eligible Subject Matter
Panel:  Jim Kelley, Senior Director-Assistant General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly and Co; Paul Berghoff (Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff), Prof. Emily Morris (Panel Moderator)
Rejecting the course-filter view of §101, the Supreme Court has employed judicially created categories of patent ineligible subject matter to invalidate key categories of biotechnology patents (e.g., Mayo v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.,  Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics), while giving no weight to decades of USPTO practice, and no deference to the Federal Circuit, the specialized appellate court Congress created to develop and refine patent law.   Has the Court failed in developing a coherent doctrine in light of the special issues posed by biotechnology, and is the Court institutionally competent to exclude broad categories of subject matter from patent eligibility?  Should Congress provide a detailed code of patent ineligibility law?   In the absence of Congressional action, what are Myriad’s implications for pharma patents based on isolated, but naturally occurring substances?  How will new USPTO rules address such questions?  Has Prometheus stolen the fire of biotechnology, particularly personalized medicine?    The panel will address these questions, analyze applicable case law, and evaluate whether judge-made patent law provides more doctrinal confusion or enlightenment, and whether Congress should exercise its plenary authority to codify with more specificity categories of patent eligible and ineligible subject matter.  The panel will also discuss the March 4, 2014 USPTO Guidance memorandum implementing a new procedure to address changes in subject matter eligibility doctrine under Myriad and Prometheus.
2:00-3:00 p.m. The Federal Circuit Under Attack:  The Supreme Court’s Recent Focus on IP—Diagnosing the Causes and Assessing the Results
Panel:  Doug Norman, Vice President-Chief Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly and Co.; Kenneth Southall, Chief Patent Counsel, Cummins Inc.; Paul Berghoff (Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff), Prof. John Schaibley (Panel Moderator)
The Supreme Court issues less than half as many decisions as it did a generation ago, but increasingly grants certiorari  in major IP issues, often unanimously reversing the Federal Circuit, the specialized court Congress created to develop and coherent and consistent body of patent law.    The panel will analyze recent (e.g., Bilski, Myriad, Prometheus, Bowman v. Monsanto Co.) and pending (Limelight Networks v. Akamai Techs. (standard for inducing patent infringement), Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments (standard for indefiniteness)) cases before the Court,  assessing that factors that influence the Court to grant review, and evaluating the Court’s institutional competency in various areas of IP. If judge-made patent law is going to continue to be the primary mechanism for refining patent doctrine, in what areas should the Court defer to the Federal Circuit, and when should it intervene?  Have the Justices generally concluded that the USPTO issues too many patents that fail to advance the useful arts, and that the Federal Circuit has failed to police adequately the judicially created exceptions to patent eligible subject matter?  Prognostications will include possible Supreme Court review of the en banc Federal Circuit’s 6-4 decision in Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North America Corp., reaffirming Cybor.    
3:00-3:10 p.m. Break
3:10-4:00 p.m. Copyright, Patents, and Human Rights: A Global Perspective, Prof. Lea Shaver
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Copyright Under Attack by Digital Media: The Need for a Copyright Act for the Digital Age
Panel: Kevin Erdman Partner, Reichel IP; Robert S. Meitus, Partner, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP; Prof. Lea Shaver (Panel Moderator), Prof. John Schaibley
The last comprehensive Copyright law revision occurred in 1976, before personal computers, the internet, cell phones, DVR’s (or even VCR’s)--in short, before the dawn of the digital age.  Since 1976, a series of copyright law amendments have occurred, often representing deals by organized interest groups.  The term of copyright protection has been expanded, and public domain works have had non-existent copyrights “restored.”    The economic and societal consequences of this ad hoc, piecemeal approach to copyright reform have been profound.  Meanwhile, the courts have been developing the law in the light of these new technologies, beginning with the landmark Sony decision, “viewed as the ‘Magna Carta’ of both ‘product innovation’ and the ‘technology age.’”  In ABC, Inc. v. Aereo,  anticipated to be one of the most important copyright cases since Sony,  the Supreme Court confronts the question whether the “public performance” right is violated when a company retransmits an over-the-air broadcast to paid Internet subscribers.   In the absence of clear congressional intent, how should the Court resolve the conflicting economic interests at stake? Is judicial decision making on such copyright scope questions a sensible way of dealing with the numerous copyright issues new technologies inevitably spawn?   Is Aereo an example of the need for a new Copyright Act for the Digital Age?  Moreover, can the Copyright reform movement learn  from the patent reform movement that resulted in the America Invents Act?  What can the continuing patent reform movement learn from the copyright law code based model?  Does the detailed copyright code suggest caution for over codifying patent doctrine?  What areas of doctrine should remain the domain of common law development?

5:00-6:00 p.m. Complimentary cocktail reception in the Atrium following the Symposium.  Reception co-hosted by the Indianapolis Bar Association Intellectual Property Section and the IP Center.

Keynote Speaker:

Keynote Speaker Bob Armitage, a consultant on IP strategy and policy, is an award winning intellectual property law attorney, and an internationally renowned expert and leader in field of intellectual property law. He was at the forefront of the patent reform movement that resulted in the landmark patent reform legislation, the America Invents Act. He completed a decade of service as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company at the end of 2012. Prior to assuming his general counsel role at Lilly, he had been Lilly's Vice President and General Patent Counsel. Before joining Lilly in October 1999, he spent six years as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Vinson & Elkins LLP (1993-1999), where he established and led its D.C.-based IP practice. He served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of The Upjohn Company from 1983 to 1993. In 2004, the American Intellectual Property Law Association awarded him its highest recognition for lifetime achievement in intellectual property, the AIPLA Excellence Award. More recently, he was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame in recognition of his decades-long advocacy of legislation to modernize the U.S. patent system and, in 2013, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine presented Bob with its Outstanding Achievement in IP Award. Bob Armitage has served in a variety of leadership positions in the intellectual property bar, including as president of both the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel.

Speaker Bios:

Sharon Barner
Vice President—General Counsel, Cummins Inc.

Prior to joining Cummins Inc. in Jan. 2012, Sharon Barner served as Deputy Under
Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. In 2011, she returned to private practice at Foley & Lardner where she had been a partner from 1996 to 2009. Barner led Foley & Lardner’s Intellectual Property
Department, and from 2003-2009 served on the Executive Management Committee. At the USPTO, Barner was the driving force behind the creation of the “2010-2015 USPTO Strategic Plan.” While Deputy Under Secretary, Barner participated in numerous foreign missions, meeting representatives of government, academia and industry in order to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property and its positive impact on a nation’s economic, social and cultural development. She was integral in creating the USPTO’s first regional office located in Detroit. Barner received the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois “2011 Women of Vision Award,” and was named one of “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal in May 2008 and an Illinois “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Media Inc. (2005-2011). In 2013, she received the “American Inns of Court Professionalism Award” for the 7th Circuit.

Paul H. Berghoff
Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Paul H. Berghoff, a founder of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, has three decades of experience as lead trial counsel in complex patent litigation - both jury and bench trials - concentrating in litigation involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices,
biotechnology, electronics, and software. He has coordinated complex, worldwide patent litigations for many of his Fortune 500 clients and has argued numerous times before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Berghoff also counsels his clients
concerning their bottom-line business risks and benefits relating to patent infringement, validity, and enforcement, with particular emphasis on evaluating potential litigation risks and opportunities. He also has served as a neutral arbitrator in major patent disputes. Mr. Berghoff was recently named the “Patent Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area by Best Lawyers in America® 2014. He has lectured extensively on a wide variety of topics relating to patent litigation, most notably on strategies for trial and Markman hearings and the use of inter partes review in litigation.

Kevin Erdman
Partner, Reichel IP LLP
Kevin focuses his practice on advising software and internet centric businesses about the legal landscape.  Kevin deals with intellectual property in all aspects, from patent and trademark issues to privacy, commercial, and advertising concerns in today’s complex and constantly changing computing and telecommunications environment. Kevin started practicing with small IP boutique firms in Silicon Valley, California, then Fort Wayne, Indiana, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution.  In the early 90′s his firm
created the IP section of a large general practice firm.  Practicing as a partner in the
general practice firm for decades, his practice expanded into various commercial and IP transactions in the software and internet technologies and industries, both domestic and international.  His clientele includes local companies and businesses based on several continents.  In 2012, Kevin founded a new IP Law firm in Indianapolis with Mark Reichel, Reichel IP LLP.

David Jones
Assistant General Counsel | LCA IP and Innovation Group
David W. Jones is the Assistant General Counsel for intellectual property policy at Microsoft.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2007, David worked as a counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where he was responsible for intellectual property and antitrust matters, serving in various positions including Chief Antitrust Counsel for the Judiciary Committee and Counsel to the Intellectual Property Subcommittee.  David received his legal education at the University of Virginia School of Law, and completed two appellate clerkships, one with Judge Will Garwood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the other with Judge Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  David began his career in the Regulatory and Appellate Litigation practice group at Sidley & Austin in Washington DC, where he worked primarily on matters involving telecommunications and internet law.   

James Kelley
Senior Director—Assistant General Patent Counsel | Eli Lilly and Co.
Jim Kelley is Senior Director – Assistant General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.  Jim joined Lilly in 1989 as a Staff Engineer and he attended McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis while working at Lilly in technical service for Lilly’s biological products in development, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1996.  Jim leads a team of seven lawyers and an associate that supports Lilly’s biological products.   Since 2003, he has participated in writing thirteen Lilly amicus briefs filed at the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court on a wide range of patent issues.  Jim was president of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society (2008-2010) and he recently chaired AIPLA’s Biotechnology Committee (2011-2013).

Gerard N. Magliocca  
Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law
Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his
undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013. In 2014, Professor Magliocca received the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award.

Robert Meitus
Partner, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP
Robert Meitus chairs Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP’s Entertainment Law practice and serves as counsel for a wide range of clients including recording artists, record labels, filmmakers, authors and creative business clients in a range of industries such as print and broadcast media, fashion and other areas.  His practice largely involves negotiation of agreements, work with intellectual property protection, clearance and licensing and generally serving as business/legal counsel to numerous creative clients.  He has filed numerous copyright terminations under Section 203 of the Copyright Act and negotiated related settlements with major record labels and publishers. The firm’s clients include world-class talent such as Joshua Bell, The Alan Parsons Project, Sufjan Stevens and Cage the Elephant, as well as institutional clients such as the IU Jacobs School of Music, WFYI, Emmis Broadcasting and the NCAA.  Meitus is an adjunct professor of law at the IU’s Maurer School of Law, regularly teaching Entertainment Law and a music law clinical course.  Meitus received his J.D. from the Maurer School of Law, his masters of international affairs from Columbia University, and his B.A. from Wabash College.  He also performs in his band Blue Sky Back and lives in Bloomington, IN, with his wife, singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, whom he also manages.  Meitus is a Grammy voting member and belongs the Copyright Society of America along with other professional organizations.

Emily Morris
Associate Professor of Law

Emily Michiko Morris came to IU during the summer of 2008. She teaches patent law, copyright law, and intellectual property survey courses. Before joining the Indiana
University faculty, Professor Morris was a visiting associate professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she taught both Patent Law and Patent Litigation. She earned her A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School (magna cum laude), where she was an articles editor on the Michigan Law Review . After law school, Professor Morris clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then worked for three years as an associate in the Issues & Appeals section of the Washington, DC office of Jones Day. She also served as an adjunct assistant professor and Humphrey Fellow in Law and Economic Policy at the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics, University of Michigan Law School.

Douglas K. Norman
Vice President and General Patent Counsel | Eli Lilly and Co.
Douglas K. Norman is Vice President and General Patent Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.  He received his B.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University in 1981 and his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 1988.  Mr. Norman’s practice has included many aspects of patent law, including procurement, licensing, and litigation.  He is a member of the Board of Intellectual Property Owner’s Association, recently having served as President and where he has also served as Treasurer from 2008-2009, as Chair of the Amicus Committee from 2003 through 2005 and as Chair of the Annual Meeting in 2006.  He is also a member of Interpat.  Mr. Norman is currently Chair of the National Association of Manufacturer’s subcommittee for Intellectual Property.  He was the 2002 co-Chair of the Intellectual Property and Anti-Trust Task Force for the United States Council for International Business and served from 2002 through 2006 as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Task Force for PhRMA.  He is also the current chair of the PhRMA Intellectual Property Staff working Group.

Hamid Piroozi
Director Legal, Purdue University, Office of Technology Commercialization
Mr. Piroozi leads a legal group at Purdue Research Foundation which is responsible for all aspects of intellectual property management including evaluating a wide array of technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection, drafting and filing patent applications and responses and other communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as work directly with outside U.S. and foreign counsels. Those duties further include filing for copyright registrations, preparing and filing trademark applications, and assisting in due diligence of legal matters relating to the Office of Technology
Commercialization. Mr. Piroozi also manages the office's intellectual property portfolio management and is charged with improving legal-related processes for the office. He also provides educational and outreach opportunities to the Purdue community on various topics related to intellectual property and the Office of Technology Commercialization. Mr. Piroozi has more than 15 years of experience as a mechanical and electrical engineer for such companies as Firestone Industrial Products Co., Delco Electronics Corp., and Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc., where he designed and developed
automotive components and integrated circuits. He has about nine years of legal experience in general practice law firm, intellectual property boutique, and in-house environments.

Richard Rainey
Executive Counsel, IP Litigation | General Electric Co.
Richard L. Rainey is Executive Counsel, IP Litigation for the General Electric Co.  In that role, Mr. Rainey oversees GE’s IP litigation around the world.  Prior to joining GE in 2012, Mr. Rainey was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Covington & Burling LLP.  He has been lead counsel in a number of patent infringement and other intellectual property matters before district courts and the ITC.  Mr. Rainey has also handled more than 40 appeals before the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Rainey has been listed in Chambers for Intellectual Property litigation, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Legal 500.  Mr. Rainey also has been active in the Intellectual Property Law Section of the ABA, currently serving as the Section’s Chair of its Amicus Committee.  Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to Judge McKelvie at the District of Delaware and Chief Judge Rader at the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Rainey is a co-author of Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Practice and Procedure.  He graduated with High Honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of The George Washington Law Review and member of the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Rainey also holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from MIT. 

John R. Schaibley, III
Executive Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation
and Adjunct Professor of Law Professor John R. Schaibley, III is the Executive Director of the Center for the IU
McKinney Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation.  Professor Schaibley has more than 25 years of litigation experience, concentrating on intellectual property cases, especially patent litigation.  A graduate of Purdue University (B.A., 1975), Schaibley graduated first in his law school class, summa cum laude, at the IU Maurer School of Law (J.D 1981), where he was Executive Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. He was awarded the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers and received three West Publishing Company Hornbook Awards, and four American
Jurisprudence Awards.  Professor Schaibley served as a law clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary, clerking for Justice John Paul Stevens at the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Jesse E.
Eschbach at both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. His many awards include the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Significant Legal Scholarship, and he has been honored as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the category of Bet-the-Company Litigation.   Professor Schaibley teaches Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property Survey.

Bruce Schelkopf   
Vice President, Dep. General Counsel & Chief IP Officer, Ingersoll Rand
J. Bruce Schelkopf is Vice President - Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Officer for Ingersoll Rand. Bruce is responsible for leading, developing and managing all aspects of the Company’s global intellectual property function, leading a world class global intellectual property team, and achieving global growth through innovation via an integrated intellectual property strategy, as well as the legal oversight for the global commercial areas of directed business responsibility.  He has received numerous global awards for Law, Strategy and Operations and is a multi-graduate of various engineering, business and legal programs at Stanford, Harvard, Rutgers and Penn State. Bruce has worked in engineering, business and legal leadership roles in various companies such as IBM, GE, and Cummins. Bruce is also an Adjunct Professor of Law in Indiana. In 2013, he was awarded the International General Counsels’ Award (ILASA/ILO) for Top IP Global Organization and Strategy Operations (Silver) and in 2011 he was awarded the ILASA/ILO Gold Award as the Best Global IP Director in Paris, France (Gold); he was also finally selected for Top IP Counsel by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) at the Global Counsel Awards In 2012 Bruce was awarded the First Chair Top IP Counsel award. Bruce is a member of various associations and technology organizations, and is admitted before the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Indiana, as well as the United States Patent Office, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of International Trade, and various other federal and circuit courts.  Bruce is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Lea Shaver
Associate Professor of Law and Dean’s Fellow
Professor Shaver taught at Yale Law School and Hofstra Law School before joining the IU McKinney School of Law faculty in 2012. She holds a J.D. From Yale Law School and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Professor Shaver was a summer clerk to Hon. David F. Hamilton and a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa, where she supported litigation advancing the constitutional rights to housing, education, and water. Her research focuses on intellectual property, innovation, access, and human rights.

Kenneth Southall
Chief Patent Counsel, Cummins, Inc.
Kenneth Southall is a seasoned intellectual property lawyer with over 20 years of experience representing corporations and individuals in patent, trademark, and copyright matters. He has advised clients regarding
domestic and international patent searching, prosecution, litigation,
licensing and strategic portfolio development and management. Mr. Southall also rendered opinions regarding patentability, patent validity, patent infringement, and rights to use new products and processes. He has represented a diverse clientele including computer hardware and software companies, telecommunications companies, automobile manufacturers and suppliers, consumer products companies, athletes, and entertainers. Mr. Southall currently serves as Assistant General Counsel & Chief Patent Counsel for Cummins Inc. His prior in-house experience includes serving as Lead IP Counsel for GE Consumer & Industrial. In private practice, Mr. Southall has been a Partner in the intellectual property practice groups at several Atlanta-based general practice law firms including Troutman Sanders LLP and Arnall Golden Gregory LLP.

Brion St. Amour
Head of IP, IURTC
Brion St. Amour serves as the Head of Intellectual Property for Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC).  In this role, St. Amour is responsible for preparing and filing provisional patent applications; developing and implementing intellectual property strategies with faculty inventors, industry licensees and outside patent counsel; managing IURTC’s intellectual property portfolio and expenses; providing intellectual property support to IURTC’s licensing and start-up activities; and providing counsel on intellectual property issues of interest to the office and Indiana University.   St. Amour is a registered patent attorney and has an extensive background in intellectual property law. Prior to joining IURTC’s team, St. Amour spent over 10 years developing his IP knowledge and patent experience with various corporate and law firm practices.  St. Amour holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.


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