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IP Center Adjunct Professor Bruce Schelkopf Receives International Recognition in the IP Field
The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation is proud to announce that Adjunct Professor Bruce Schelkopf, Chief Counsel and Executive Director of Intellectual Property at Cummins, Inc., was recognized with the coveted international Gold Award as the Best Global Intellectual Property Director 2011 at the International General Counsel Awards hosted by the International Legal Alliance Summit on June 23. A jury of over 80 general counsel from Fortune 500 companies, selected Professor Schelkopf based on his ability to innovate in finding new solutions, maintain the highest standards in the IP profession, and his everyday practice, experience, management and strategy in IP. Professor Schelkopf beat out other IP leaders from around the world including those from ABB and BMW, who both took Silver Awards.
On June 16, in a separate competition for the 2011 International Law Office Global Counsel Awards, Professor Schelkopf was recognized in a heavily contested category as one of the top six worldwide Intellectual Property leaders for his IP achievements across a spectrum of in-house responsibility and successful achievements. IP Representatives from BMW, True Religion Brand Jeans, Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc and Sasol Synfuels International (Pty) Ltd were also among those shortlisted for the Intellectual Property Award.
The Global Counsel Awards, co-hosted by the International Law Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel, recognize individuals and legal teams in the following areas: Competition, Employment, General Commercial, M&A, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Regulatory (Financial and Non-financial). In all, the Global Counsel Awards received more than 3,300 individual nominations from corporate counsel and law firm partners from around the world.
"The IP Center's adjunct professors, a group of world class IP practitioners with extensive experience and highly focused expertise, provide our IP students with unsurpassed practical education on current cutting edge intellectual property issues. The IP Center is extremely proud of Professor Schelkopf's extraordinary accomplishments that led to much deserved international recognition," remarked Professor John Schaibley, Executive Director of the IP Center. Professor Schelkopf has taught the Seminar on Law and Technology at the IU School of Law – Indianapolis since 2005.