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Cummins Inc. is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems and engine-related component products, including filtration and exhaust after treatment, fuel systems, co...
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On January 31, 2012, Cummins ...
On January 31, 2012, Cummins Inc. announced that Sharon Barner had joined the company as Vice President and General Counsel.
Barner previously was at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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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.
was named as one of "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal
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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After the Supreme Court issued its rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, Sharon Barner, Vice President and General Counsel for Cummins Inc., said the following: "Doing things the right way and embracing diversity are core Cummins values.
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The corrected release reads: BARNER JOINS CUMMINS AS VICE PRESIDENT - GENERAL COUNSEL Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced today that Sharon R. Barner, formerly a top official in the U.S. Department of Commerce and a leading expert on intellectual property, has joined the Company as its Vice President - General Counsel.
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Barner Joins Cummins
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COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2012-- Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced today that Sharon R. Barner, formerly a top official in the U.S. Department of Commerce and a leading expert on intellectual property, has joined the Company as its Vice President - General Counsel.
Barner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 2009 to 2011.
Last year, she
returned to private practice at the law firm...