OneZone - The Hagerman Bldg
10315 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN, 46038
What every small business owner needs to know about trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secret laws and more. Learn about protecting your creative works, brands and inventions while avoiding violating the IP rights of others.
Norman J. Hedges
Clinical Associate Professor of Law; Director, Intellectual Property Law Clinic
Norman J. Hedges joined the law school in January 2015 as a clinical associate professor of law. He is the Director of the Intellectual Property Legal Clinic where he supervises law students in all areas of intellectual property (IP). Clients of the IP Clinic are typically start-ups and other small businesses in need of protecting their inventions, brands, and creative works and avoiding the IP rights of others.
He came to Bloomington with over 16 years of experience in patent practice in Indianapolis, including 10 years in the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels, where he was named partner in 2007. He had been a member of the law school’s adjunct faculty since 2014.
At Faegre Baker Daniels, Hedges focused his intellectual property practice on the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts, including health and life sciences. In addition, he has substantial experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, post-issuance challenges and defense, consultation with clients to avoid patent infringement, preparation of patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, he was an associate at Bose McKinney & Evans and at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. In addition to earning a J.D. cum laude from the Maurer School of Law, he holds a B.S. with highest distinction in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
Reservations are required and space is limited.