About This Site

Indiana Intellectual Property Law News is a resource for attorneys and litigants with patent, trademark copyright, trade secret and related interests in Indiana and nationally. The blog focuses on the Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana, Indiana state courts as well the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, the US Patent Office and Trademark Office. The blog covers recent court cases and decisions, as well as court rule changes, legislation, and policy relevant to Indiana intellectual property lawyers.

Indiana residents and businesses have a wealth of intellectual property law issues. The state has several major research universities. Indiana is home of Eli Lilly & Company, Roche, Zimmer, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Biomet and other life science companies. These industries spawn a large number of patent and intellectual property law cases.

Paul B. Overhauser is the author and publisher of Indiana Intellectual Property Law News. Mr. Overhauser is a leading Indiana intellectual property attorney who focuses on litigation and prosecution of patents and trademarks, as well as copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets, licensing agreements, and other intellectual property matters. Mr. Overhauser is the founder of the Overhauser Law Offices, an Indiana intellectual property law firm dedicated to protecting the intellectual property rights of its clients.

Mr. Overhauser is the recipient of the Indianapolis Business Journal‘s “40 Under 40” award, and the “Who’s Who in Law” award, which includes “the best-known and most influential people in the local legal industry.”

He has been AV-rated under Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating(TM) process since 2001. (AV is the highest caliber certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. These Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.)

Mr. Overhauser is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property law for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation (ICLEF) and other organizations. His recent lecture topics include “Critical Intellectual Property Issues of Business Attorneys,” “Intellectual Property Issues for the General Practitioner,” “Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet,” “The Dollars and Sense of an Information Security Practice,” “What Does a ‘Secure’ Organization Look Like?” “Computer Law Update,” “Managing Risk in Software Contracts,” “Cyberrights and Cybercrime” “The Scope of Fair Use and Implied Licenses in Computer Law,” “The Internet for Attorneys,” “Trademark Use and Infringement on the Internet,” “Civil Liberties in Cyberia,” “Protecting Your Trademarks on the Internet,” “Reverse Engineering and Fair Use in Software Development,” and others. He written numerous intellectual property law articles for the Indianapolis Business Journal and other publications on topics such as “The Dollars and Sense of an Information Security Practice,” “Legal Implications of the Millennium Bug,” “The Internet: The Great Equalizer for Corporate Counsel,” “Copyright Law Fundamentals” “The Law of the Information Superhighway,” “Latest Computer Technology Intrudes on Privacy,” “Builders and Owners Face New Liabilities From Copyright Changes,” “FAX Facts: Translating Business Laws for the Electronic Age,” “Software Patents,” “Legal Considerations for Exporting,” “Software Piracy,” “Software Products Liability,” “Legal Aspects of EC 1992 for Indiana Computer Software, Hardware and Peripheral Manufacturers,” “Software Licensing,” “Patents and Trade Secrets” and others.

Mr. Overhauser graduated cum laude from Indiana University’s School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • Indiana
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

For more information about Paul Overhauser and the Overhauser Law Offices, LLC, go to the firm’s website.

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