Intellectual Property Connections and Links

Indiana Intellectual Property Law Firms

Indiana Intellectual Property Links

Indiana Companies

ABRO Industries, Inc. – ABRO Industries, Inc. provides its internationally recognized brand name automotive, industrial and consumer products to customers in countries across the globe.

Allison Transmission – Allison Transmission, Inc. (Allison) is a leading global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems.

BioCrossroads – BioCrossroads is a catalyst for life sciences ideas, providing funding, launching new businesses, and partnering with Indiana’s research institutions, global companies, and philanthropic organizations and government.

Biomet – Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and market innovative products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists in both surgical and non-surgical therapy.

Boston Scientific – Boston Scientific is a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices  used in a wide range of interventional medical specialties.

Brasil Bound, LLC – Brasil Bound, LLC is an International Business Consulting Company providing assistance and guidance to American companies doing business in Brazil and to Brazilian companies doing business in the United States. Through its network of specialized professionals, business managers, and lawyers in Brazil and the U.S., Brasil Bound offers a range of resources relating to business development, cross-cultural and language support, and legal services to help businesses expand and grow beyond their borders.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP – Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is an independent producer of  specialty hydrocarbon products and fuel products in North America.

CTI Group Holdings Incorporated – CTI Group is an international provider of e-billing and analytics, call recording and call management solutions.

ChaCha – ChaCha gives free, real-time answers to any question both online at and through mobile phones by either texting "ChaCha" (242-242) or using one of its mobile apps.

CMG Worldwide – CMG Worldwide is internationally recognized as the premier representative of celebrities and their estates, experienced in the marketing and management of intellectual property, and is the  the business agent for over 300 of the world's most sought after and recognizable celebrities, A wide range of legendary individuals have been represented by CMG Worldwide, including: James Dean, Bette Davis, Bette Page, Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, Chuck Berry, Billie Holiday,  Malcolm X, Amelia Earhart,  and Neil Armstrong.

Cook Medical – Cook Group companies are leading developers of healthcare devices to improve lives around the world.

Cummins – Cummins Inc., is a global corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

DePuy Orthopaedics – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is a part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and which provide global healthcare solutions in orthopedics, spinal care, sports medicine and neurosciences.

Dow Chemical Company – The Dow Chemical Company now serves customers in approximately 160 countries with their diverse portfolio of over 5,000 products based on specialty chemicals, advanced materials, agro-sciences, and plastics. 

Emmis Communications – One of the nation's most prominent diversified communications companies, Emmis Communications owns and operates radio and magazine entities in large and medium sized markets throughout the U.S.

Enerdel Enerdel designs, builds and manufactures lithium-ion energy storage solutions and battery systems with a focus on heavy-duty transportation, on- and off-grid electrical, mass transit and task-oriented applications.

Eli Lilly and Company – Since its founding by Colonel Eli Lilly in 1876, Lilly has pioneered medical breakthroughs like human insulin, the polio vaccine, and many other breakthrough therapies. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Lilly is the tenth largest pharmaceutical company, with 38,000 employees worldwide, and 7,800 employees engaged in research and development.  

Finish Line – Finish Line is the second largest athletic retailer based in the United States, with international headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Firestone Building Products – With a history of innovation as a leading manufacturer of commercial roofing solutions, Firestone Building Products has steadily diversified from a single product to a full line manufacturer of EPDM, thermoplastic, asphalt and metal roofing systems, polyiso insulation and accessories.

Follow Networks – Follow Networks creates, develops, produces, and distributes fun, creative new media in the form of Podcasts, Videos, Video Series, Shorts, Films, Products, Books, Comics, and more.

Hill-Rom – Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, surgical products and information technology solutions.

Hillenbrand – Headquartered in Batesville, Ind., Hillenbrand is a global diversified industrial company that makes and sells premium business-to-business products and services for a wide variety of industries.  Hillenbrand is now comprised of multiple subsidiaries contained within two business platforms: The Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group is a recognized leader in the design, production, marketing and servicing of equipment and systems used in processing applications for a wide range of industrial markets.  Batesville is a leader in the North American death care industry through the manufacture and sale of funeral services products.

Hurco Cos. Incorporated – Hurco is one of the world’s leading manufacturer and maker of software and control systems for computerized machine tools.

Ingersoll Rand – Ingersoll Rand is a global business focused on creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, including enhancing the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; protecting food and perishables during transport; and increasing industrial productivity and efficiency.

Ingram Micro Inc. – Ingram Micro Inc. is a leading matchmaker in the technology marketplace; ranked 76th on the FORTUNE 500, it is a wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain management and mobile device lifecycle services.

Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. – Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc., is a global provider of contact center, unified communications, and business process automation software and services designed to improve the customer experience. Its IP business communications solutions unify every aspect of contact center and enterprise interactions for reduced costs, simplified management, and improved customer service.

Kimball International - provides a variety of products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Kimball Electronics Group provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and support capabilities globally to automotive, industrial, medical and public safety market verticals. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality markets sold under its family of brand names - Kimball Office, National Office Furniture, and Kimball Hospitality.

Klipsch – Klipsch is one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies.  Since the early days, Klipsch has developed hundreds of sound solutions—from personal headphones to professional cinema systems.  The brand’s commitment is to deliver the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. 

OSP Group – OSP is a brand portfolio of women’s apparel, shoes, lingerie, men’s and home products dedicated to plus sizes. 

RaPID Medical  Technologies - RaPID has developed a computer-aided detection (CADe) system (patent pending) designed to detect retained surgical items (RSIs) on radiologic images. It is using the same technology to develop a computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) system to identify and report the product details of patients' implanted medical devices (IMDs).  Its product is focused on detection of RSIs on X-ray images. Its comprehensive business process modeling involves CADe and specific X-ray imaging sequences that results in the RSIs elimination and more effective usage of the operating room time.

Remy International  - As a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of rotating electrics, Remy International  is active in the transformation of the global transportation industry. It is focused on leading-edge technologies for its product lines--starters, alternators, and electric and hybrid motors--which  are integrated by leading industrial, specialty, and automotive and heavy-duty original equipment and aftermarket providers worldwide.

Roche Diagnostics - Indianapolis is home to Roche Diagnostics’ U.S. research and development, laboratory, manufacturing, distribution, information technology and corporate headquarters operations.  Roche Diagnostics' products include a broad portfolio of diagnostics tools that test for congestive heart failure, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, fertility testing, diabetes and many other diseases. Roche has long been committed to innovation and to being at the forefront of medical discovery.

Rolls-Royce – Rolls-Royce is a global business providing integrated power systems for use on land, at sea and in the air.   Indianapolis is home to Rolls-Royce Helicopter Division.  

Technicolor – A worldwide technology and digital innovation leader  in the media and entertainment sector.  Its research and innovation laboratories  enable it to deliver advanced video services to content creators and distributors, benefiting from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on an extensive licensing business.

The International Center of Indianapolis – For the past 40 years, The International Center has served as a catalyst for Indiana’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest in a variety of ways.

Vera Bradley – Vera Bradley is a design company best known for its patterned handbags.  The Fort Wayne, Indiana company produces a variety of products, including quilted cotton luggage, handbags and accessories.

Zimmer – Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.  Zimmer is a world leader in orthopaedics.

Indiana Intellectual Property Related Organizations

Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) – C3Bio is an Energy Frontier Research Center, funded by the US Department of Energy, to conduct high-risk, high-reward research for the future deployment of advanced liquid transportation fuels. C3Bio aims to develop transformational technologies for the direct conversion of plant lignocellulosic biomass to hydrocarbon-rich biofuels and other bio-based products, currently derived from oil.

Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation (Robert H. McKinney School of Law) – The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation is active in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and right of publicity. The IP Center promotes student education and scholarship in intellectual property, providing an extensive IP curriculum taught by an eclectic faculty of full time and adjunct professors.  The IP Center has been successful in obtaining approval for a Graduate Certificate in IP law for JD students, establishing a patent law AIPLA moot court team, creating a student awards program for outstanding IP students, instituting an IP Center Distinguished Speaker Series, facilitating new IP internships and externships for IP students, establishing new curriculum, and recruiting new IP faculty.  Among its many other initiatives, programs, and events, the IP Center holds a major annual symposium, each dealing with cutting edge IP issues and attracting internationally acclaimed IP figures.  The IP Center has also established an international outreach initiative, meeting with groups of IP specialists from around the world.  

Consortium for Health Policy, Law, and Bioethics – The Indiana University Center for Bioethics, the Hall Center for Law and Health and the new Center for Health Policy share a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and research. Collectively they contain different but complementary skills and expertise in ethics, law and policy. Moreover, they share a common research vision, interests and values in areas of the life sciences. To advance these common interests, the centers established the Consortium for Health Policy, Law and Bioethics, an IUPUI Signature Center.

Crane Naval Research – The Naval Support Activity-Crane, located in southwestern Indiana is home to two major defense assets, the Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division CRANE is a shore command of the United States Navy.  CRANE is under the Naval Sea Systems Command headquartered at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC.   CRANE provides acquisition support, life cycle support, and system engineering, in-service engineering and technical support for special warfare missions, high density electrochemical storage systems, and electronic warfare/information operations.  CRANE is active in filing patent applications each year.

Creative Arts Legal League (C.A.L.L.) – is a not-for-profit referral organization, which facilitates low to no-cost legal services and education to income-eligible artists and arts organizations in the Indiana community.

Herron School of Art – Located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Herron enrolls nearly 900 students in bachelor and master degree programs including fine arts, visual communication design, visual art, art education and art history.

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) – is a statewide collaboration of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships, which facilitates the translation of scientific discoveries in the lab into clinical trials and new patient treatments in Indiana and beyond.

Indiana University Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics – The CGB is a multidisciplinary research center serving the IU - Bloomington campus.  It has three principal missions; to develop and carry out extramurally funded research projects in genomics and bioinformatics, to assist the research programs of campus faculty by providing access to equipment and expert advice and by participating in long- term collaborations, and to promote interdisciplinary work in genomics and bioinformatics by seminar and workshops.

Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) – IURTC is a not-for-profit agency that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries. Since 1997, our university clients have been responsible for more than 1,800 inventions, nearly 500 patents, and 38 start-up companies.

Indianapolis Museum of Art – The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the ninth oldest and eighth largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States. The permanent collection comprises over 54,000 works, including African, American, Asian, and European pieces.

Innovate Indiana – A blog maintained by Indiana University, formed to discuss and highlight new research discoveries from Indiana University faculty and researchers, discuss trends in technology transfer and university research, and show how Indiana University innovation is benefiting the entire state of Indiana.

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library – was constructed as a memorial to the author and Indiana native, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

National Art Museum of Sport – The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) has a two-pronged mission: to encourage sport artists in their efforts to create sport art, and to collect, preserve and share through exhibits the best examples of sport art it can acquire.

National College Athletic Association (NCAA) – The NCAA's core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.

NCAA Intellectual Property Information Page

Notre Dame – a Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated community north of the city of South Bend, in St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States.

Purdue Research Foundation – On behalf of Purdue, the Purdue Research Foundation: 1) manages gifts, bequests and endowments; 2) makes funding available to faculty, staff and students to aid in scientific investigation, research or educational studies; 3) acquires, constructs and improves Purdue’s facilities, grounds and equipment; and 4) manages intellectual property developed at Purdue.

Purdue University Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) – CAM serves as a central point of contact at Purdue University for manufacturing R&D issues: identifying faculty/student research opportunities, assisting economic development initiatives, and increasing industry awareness of innovative manufacturing technologies and education opportunities

Purdue University Discovery Park – Discovery Park is the heart of large-scale Interdisciplinary research and innovation at Purdue, building on the university's strengths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Since its launch in 2001, Discovery Park has provided a platform for driving Purdue’s pursuit of funding large-scale interdisciplinary research projects.

Rose-Hulman – a small private college specializing in teaching engineering, mathematics and science. RHIT is highly regarded for its undergraduate engineering program.

Sagamore Institute – Sagamore Institute is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization--or think tank. We borrow our name from the Algonquin word sagamore, which refers to a trusted individual within the tribe to whom the chief would look for wisdom and advice on issues of public concern. It is thus our mission to research, analyze and respond to difficult issues, to serve as a meeting place for disparate groups, and to offer wise counsel for a world in progress.

The Center for Intellectual Property Research (Maurer School of Law) – The Center’s mission is to promote the development of a vibrant community of intellectual property law scholars, professionals and students. It strives to achieve this goal by building connections to the national and international intellectual property law community, offering a forum of distinction for the exchange of ideas in intellectual property law and policy.

Government and Court Intellectual Property Links

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