IU McKinney Alumnus to Head IP for IU Research and Technology


Brion St. Amour, ’04, has become the head of intellectual property for Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. The patent attorney has worked at two law firms and as corporate counsel for patents at a large multinational corporation before taking on this assignment at IU.

Prior to law school, St. Amour earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at Purdue University. In his new role at IU, he will be responsible for preparing and filing provisional patent applications; developing and implementing intellectual property strategies with faculty inventors, industry licensees and outside patent counsel; managing intellectual property portfolio and expenses; providing counsel on intellectual property issues of interest to the office and the university; and conducting various patent searches.

"IURTC provides a unique opportunity to blend the skills learned in private practice to those developed in the corporate environment," St. Amour said. "I am excited to work with the team to develop certain operational efficiencies while growing IURTC's portfolio of strategic intellectual property assets."

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