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Hon. Sharon R. Barner

Vice President and General Counsel

Cummins Inc

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Cummins Inc

500 Jackson Street

Columbus, Indiana 47201

United States

Company Description

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emi ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


Foley & Lardner LLP


Board Member
Association of Corporate Counsel

Board Member
JTBF Law School Consortium

Board Member
La Rabida Children's Hospital

Board Member

Honorary Co-Chair

Board Member

Member of the Executive Council
National Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Association

Deputy Under Secretary
Commercefor Intellectual Property

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce
IP Wire

Advisory Board Member
The Sedona Conference

Illinois State Bar Association

Federal and American Bar Association

National Bar Association Bar association

Charter Master Member
Richard Linn

Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
Trademark Office

Board of Managers Member
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Automotive and Food Industry Teams

Board Member
The Grateful Hand Foundation

International Business , Automotive and Food Industry Teams

Board Member
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law , Inc.

Co-Chair of the Section of the Intellectual Property Committee On Patent System Policy Planning
American Bar Institute

Linn Inn Alliance


Bachelor of Science degree

Syracuse University


The University of Michigan


University of Michigan Law School

bachelor’s degree


Syracuse University

Web References (86 Total References)

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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.

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