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Ms. Sharon R. Barner

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Vice President and General Counse...

Phone: (317) ***-****  
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Local Address: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Cummins Inc
21810 Clessie Court
New Hudson , Michigan 48165
United States

Company Description: Cummins Inc. is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems and...   more
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Syracuse University
  • law degree
    University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science cum laude , Biology
    Syracuse University
  • J.D.
    The University of Michigan
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patentproperties.com, 9 May 2015 [cached]
Sharon Barner Director
Sharon Barner, Director, has been Vice President, General Counsel, of Cummins Inc. since January 30, 2012. Prior to joining Cummins, Sharon was the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 2009 through 2011. From 1996 to 2009 she was an attorney and partner with the international law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP where, among other positions, she chaired the Intellectual Property Department and the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. She was also a member of the Executive Management Committee for the firm from 2003 through 2009.
Sharon was named as one of "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal (May 2008). Sharon was also named to the list of the top 50 women "Super Lawyers" in Illinois in 2006-2011 by Law & Politics Media, Inc. for intellectual property litigation work (2005-2011). She was also named top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Black Enterprise Magazine in November, 2003, and top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Diversity and the Bar in May/June, 2003. Other accolades include "Patent Plums: Who's Enforcing the Most Important Patents" IP Law & Business (August 2001), and she was featured and profiled in a 2008 story entitled "The IP Wild West: Sharon Barner Takes on China," Crain's Chicago. From 2007 through 2009, Sharon served on the Board of Directors for La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; and has been the Chair of the Conflicts Committee since May 2012. In 1979, Sharon received Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and in Psychology from Syracuse University and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982.
ChinaBio® Executive Workshop 2011 - Overview
www.chinabio.com, 19 May 2015 [cached]
- Hon. Sharon R. Barner, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO (2009-2011) and Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
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- Hon. Sharon R. Barner, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO (2009-2011) and Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
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Hon. Sharon R. Barner - Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
The Hon. Sharon R. Barner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (2009-2011) before rejoining Foley & Lardner LLP as a partner. She served as a leader in intellectual property (IP) policy, helped develop and articulate the Obama Administration positions on all patent, trademark and copyright issues, both domestic and foreign, and helped promote strategies to thwart the theft of U.S. IP around the world. Ms. Barner is a leading attorney in the field of intellectual property law. She represents clients in a broad range of technologies and has tried numerous cases to verdict, as well as represents clients in IP strategic counseling and IP risk management.
The Sedona Conference
www.thesedonaconference.org, 20 Feb 2012 [cached]
Barner | Sharon R. Barner The Sedona Conference
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Sharon R. Barner Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago, IL
Sharon is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. She is a leading attorney in the field of intellectual property, having tried dozens of patent litigation matters, including obtaining judgment of $154 million against the U.S. Government representing Pioneer Hibred/DuPont in genetic seed litigation; and obtaining dismissal of patent claims against MLB Advanced Media in a seminal opinion on patent ownership. In January 2008, Sharon spearheaded the opening of her firm's office in Shanghai, China. Also in 2008, she was selected as one of "The 50 Most Influential Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal. Sharon has been featured as a top intellectual property lawyer in leading magazines, including Black Enterprise Magazine (November 2003), Diversity and the Bar (May/June 2003) and in "Patent Plums: Who's Enforcing the Most Important Patents," IP Law & Business (August 2001). She was also selected as an Illinois "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Media, Inc. for her intellectual property litigation work in 2005-2008. Sharon was named in the top 50 Illinois Women "Super Lawyers" in 2006-2008.
Cummins.com > Leadership Team
phx.corporate-ir.net, 30 Mar 2015 [cached]
Sharon Barner Vice President and General Counsel
Foley & Lardner LLP - Our People - Sharon R. Barner
www.foley.com, 10 Oct 2009 [cached]
Sharon R. Barner
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Q&A With Foley & Lardner's Sharon Barner in IP Law360
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Sharon R. Barner Partner
Sharon R. Barner is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Ms. Barner is also a member of the firm's Management Committee and was the former chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Her practice has included a particular focus on Asian practice, complementing her traditional patent litigation practice area. Ms. Barner has frequently lectured in both China and Japan and has played a leadership role in the establishment of the firm's offices in both Shanghai and Tokyo.
From cases involving cutting-edge issues of technology, to the Internet, to product configuration, to biotechnology, to work tools, she has successfully represented individual inventors, Fortune 500 companies and foreign companies, as lead counsel in numerous federal district courts. She represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International in genetically engineered corn seed litigation; Hughes Aircraft Co. in satellite stabilization technology in a 10-month patent infringement trial against the United States, resulting in an award of $154 million; MLB Advanced Media on business method patents concerning access to baseball stats on the Internet, winning a motion to dismiss on behalf of MLBAM, on appeal aff'd in part, rev'd in part, (currently on remand); and Hewlett-Packard in network management patents, securing dismissal on numerous claims prejudice and successful settlement on behalf of HP.
Ms. Barner has been featured in The National Law Journal, where she was named one of "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America" (May 2008), Black Enterprise Magazine (November 2003), Diversity and the Bar (May/June 2003) and "Patent Plums: Who's Enforcing the Most Important Patents" IP Law & Business (August 2001). She was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers® lists for her intellectual property litigation work (2005-2009).* Ms. Barner was named in the top 50 Women IllinoisSuper Lawyers in 2006 and 2007. She was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010 in the field of intellectual property.
Ms. Barner received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1982 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1979. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the National Bar Association, Federal and American Bar Associations and serves on the board of trustees of La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago. Ms. Barner is a charter member of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court. She is admitted to practice in Ohio, Illinois, and before the Federal, Sixth and Seventh Circuits.
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