October 24, 2013
Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Lecture Series
The Need for a National Intellectual Property Strategy to Support Sustained Economic Development.
CLE: 1.0 Hours
Speaker: Sharon Barner, Vice President—General Counsel of Cummins Inc.
Location: Wynne Courtroom and Atrium,Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Kyle Galster at (317) 274-0042 or email@example.com
The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Lecture Series presents The Need for a National Intellectual Property Strategy to Support Sustained Economic Development
- Lecture: 5:00 pm, Wynne Courtroom (Room 100)
- Reception: 6:00 pm, Atrium
1.0 hour of Indiana CLE credit.
No fee, but registration is required.
About the Speaker:
The Hon. Sharon R. Barner is the Vice President – General Counsel of Cummins Inc., a global manufacturer of diesel engines and related products including power generation systems headquartered in Indiana. Ms. Barner is one of the country’s leading experts on intellectual property. She served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2009-2011) where she was a leader in intellectual property (IP) policy, helped develop and articulate U.S. positions on all patent, trademark and copyright issues, both domestic and foreign, and help helped promote strategies to thwart the theft of U.S. IP around the world.
Prior to joining Cummins, Ms. Barner also enjoyed a distinguished career at the law firm of Foley & Lardner, where she was a Partner, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department, and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee (2003- 2009).
Ms. Barner received her law degree from the University of Michigan, and graduated with dual B.S./B.A. degrees from Syracuse University. She has received numerous awards and honors during her career including the “2011 Women of Vision Award” from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets (Address is 525 Blackford Street).
Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.
Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 274-0042 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.