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Simmonds Named Partner of Indy Law Firm

December 13, 2011

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology alumnus Scott M. Simmonds has been elected a partner in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, one of the nation's largest law firms.  His appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2012.

      Simmonds
  Scott M. Simmonds

Simmonds, a 1991 mechanical engineering graduate, is a member of the firm's intellectual property department, where he focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent application through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and counseling clients on the protection of intellectual property.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Simmonds spent 13 years as an engineer working in the design and manufacture of medical devices and patient handling equipment.  He has an array of experience addressing intellectual property issues over a broad range of technologies including active wound therapy devices, fiber-reinforced composite structures, digital image signal processing, and various electro-mechanical devices.

Simmonds received a law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 2004.  He received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1995.  He is a member of the Corporate IP Management Standing Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Executive Committee of the IP Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Simmonds is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana and before the U.S. district courts for both the northern and southern districts of Indiana.  He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.