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Biography

Brion recognizes the business, regulatory, intellectual property, and economic challenges that companies face on a regular basis. He spent over 15 years supporting product development, early-stage company creation and technology commercialization activities, including most recently serving as general counsel and chief operating officer of a transportation and insurtech startup.

In addition to being a registered patent attorney, Brion’s practice involves drafting and negotiating software, SasS and other technology agreements, data privacy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, intellectual property, and transportation law with focus on creating solutions to compliance with federal leasing statutes and developing small fleet insurance programs.

Brion has significant experience related to legal issues faced by early-stage companies in all industries and the challenges faced by companies of all sizes relating to changes in technology and laws in the transportation industry. Brion was involved in negotiating all types of legal contracts including $500 million credit facility agreement with venture capital group, cargo, rate contracts, transportation independent contractor agreements, partner agreements, technology license agreements (inbound and outbound), and shipper/carrier contracts.

Other Info About Brion

Education

Law School

Indiana University McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2004

Undergraduate School

Purdue University, BS, Mechanical Engineering 2001

Bar Memberships

Brion is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana, 2004

Registered to Practice before US Patent and Trademark Office, 2004

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

American Trucking Associations

Indiana Motor Truck Association

Truckload Carriers Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

President, N P United Soccer Club (since 2017)

Chairman, Indiana Impact Soccer Club (since 2019)

Presentations

Brion was invited to speak at the following events:

Panelist/Speaker: “Zealously Representing Clients Before Others,” ABA-IPL Spring Conference (2019)

Faculty: “Intellectual Property: Understanding Requirements and Recipient Rights & Responsibilities & An In-Depth Look at iEdison,” NIH Regional Seminar (2017)

Panelist/Speaker: “Patent Management from the Inside,” AUTM National Meeting (2017)

Panelist/Speaker: “Intellectual Property Valuation for Academia,” AUTM National Meeting (2016)

Panelist/Speaker: “In-House Patent Counsel Good Idea or Bad Idea?,” AUTM National Meeting (2015)

Television Interview: “Universities, Companies Debate Senate Patent Reform Bill,” Indiana Public Media (2014)

Panelist/Speaker: “Trolls Under Attack:  The Multiple Front Assault on NPE’s/PAE’s,” Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation 3rd Annual Symposium (2014)

Panelist/Speaker: “Innovation-to-Enterprise Central Intellectual Property Workshop,” Indiana University and Purdue University – Indianapolis (2013)

Lecturer: Tools & Techniques in Translational Research, IU School of Medicine (Spring and Fall Semesters 2013-2017)

Panelist/Speaker: “Patent Basics and the Effect of a Global Logistics Market Place,” Global Supply Chain Conference at Purdue University (2006)

Major Publications

Brion is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Co-Inventor: U.S. Patent No. 10,337,217 titled “Low Friction Locking Deadbolt”

Co-Author: “Acme and the Errant Patent,” Global Supply Chain MBA Case Competition (2006)

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