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Todd G. Vare
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Todd G. Vare is a partner resident in the Indianapolis office of Barnes Thornburg LLP. Mr. Vare represents clients in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in trial and appellate courts around the country, and was listed in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Vare has litigated patent disputes covering a wide variety of technologies, including herbicides/pesticides, dielectric fluids, genetics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, microprocessor and integrated circuit designs, software programs and processes, cellular antenna systems, and mechanical devices. Mr. Vare also represents clients in disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software performance, software licenses, employee non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and rights of publicity. In addition to trial work, Mr. Vare argued before the United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Santos, (opinion issued June 2, 2008) which resulted in a victory for his client involving the scope of the federal money laundering statute. Mr. Vare also has represented clients in appeals in the 7th Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the 11th Circuit, and the Indiana Court of Appeals. Mr. Vare serves as co-chair of the Nanotechnology Group and Business and Technology Group of Barnes Thornburg, and additionally is active in the firm's Life Sciences Group. In these roles, Mr. Vare counsels clients on a variety of matters along the pathway of "concept to commercialization" in the life sciences and technology industries, including IP protection, computer and software protection, e-commerce processes, electronic signatures, Internet security, and other business technology matters. Mr. Vare serves on a variety of boards, including the Indiana Health Industry Forum and the Indiana Arthritis Foundation. He also is on the Advisory Board for Nanotechnology Law Business, a journal for attorneys, entrepreneurs, and investors involved in small-scale technologies. He also serves as a Board Member for Pearl IRB providing institutional review board services that effectively balance the needs of human subjects, sponsors, and institutions. Mr. Vare received his J.D. summa cum laude from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1994. He graduated from Miami University in 1987 with a B.A. in international studies in 1987. He also received an M.B.A. from the Indiana University School of Business in 1989, and worked in advertising and marketing communications before attending law school. Publications 6/1/2011, Nanotechnology Law Business - "Tekmira Pharmaceuticals v. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals" 07/21/2009, Life Sciences News, Vol. 2, Issue 2 07/09/2009, Life Sciences News, Vol. 2, Issue 1 12/04/2008, Intellectual Property/Technology Law360 - Navigating the Nano-Patent Thicket 07/23/2008, Inside Indiana Business - "Supr. Court Makes Collecting Royalties From Downstream Customers..." 02/26/2007, Preventing Misuse of Email 06/16/2004, An Intellectual Property Primer 07/29/2003, Securing Your Client's Online Office 10/07/2002, After the fallout: Evaluating Your Domain Name Registrations In Tough Times 01/11/2002, Procedural Requirements for Injunctive Relief In Indiana State Courts Events 4/19/2011, Life Science Lunch - Patent Litigation: What you need to know to protect and promote your IP 09/27/2010, Attorney Presentation - Recent Trends in Buying Selling Your Nanotech Company 07/02/2010, Navigating the New Normal 05/19/2010, Attorney Presentation - Taming The Electronic Beast 02/26/2010, Attorney Presentation - Effective Collaboration: A Study in Three Acts 09/08/2009, Attorney Presentation - "Patent Reform: Who Should Hear Patent Cases - Juries or Experts?" 06/03/2009, What the Federal Government is Doing That May Affect Nanotechnology Commercialization 05/01/2009, The Stimulus Impact on Indiana's Tech Sector and Health Care IT 12/12/2008, ACCumulate 2008: A Winter Forum for In-House Counsel 12/12/2008, Attorney Presentation - ACCumulate 2008 Winter Conference 12/02/2008, Maximizing Your Patentable Inventions and Steering Clear of Landmines in a Problematic Economy 10/07/2008, Complex Litigation 10/07/2008, Attorney Presentation - Complex Litigation 08/05/2008, Nanotechnology and the Environment 07/09/2008, Nanotechnology - Concept to Commercialization: What You Need to Know 05/20/2008, Follow-on Biologics 05/20/2008, Todd Vare Participates in Panel Discussion on Follow-On Biologics 11/13/2007, How to Keep Your Intellectual Property From Walking Out the Door 03/20/2007, Todd Vare Speaks on Patent Litigation to Corporate Counsel 12/05/2006, Electronic Data Retention and Discovery Under the New Federal Rules 06/21/2006, Key IP Issues in Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Biologics 12/17/2004, Electronic Data Discovery: Cost-Effective and Ethical Management 06/17/2004, Indiana Health Innovention '04 06/16/2004, Indiana Health Innovention '04 07/16/2003, Technology Litigation 07/10/2003, Information Security -- Protecting Your Information Assets and Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls 09/24/2002, Internet Domain Name Disputes: After the Fallout 04/30/2002, Internet Security Seminar - Are Your Business Assets Secure? 03/01/2002, Electronic Commerce -- What went right? What went wrong? What does the future hold? 02/27/2002, Internet Security Seminar: Are Your Business Assets Secure? 02/01/2002, What is Informatics? Why is it important in the New Economy? 11/02/2001, Making the City of Indianapolis 'New Economy' Friendly 10/26/2001, Protecting Your Turf in Turbulent Times 10/05/2001, Tips and Tricks for Working Web Sites 09/07/2001, The Need for Technology Architects 08/03/2001, The End of Selling 07/12/2001, How to Secure and Manage Intellectual Property 07/06/2001, Getting Help from Overseas: Technical and Legal Issues 06/01/2001, Old Economy Meets New Economy. 05/04/2001, Venture Funding in the NEW New Economy 04/10/2001, Drafting Injunctions: A Desk Reference 04/06/2001, Computer and Network Security in the New Economy: Tools to Protect Your Business 02/02/2001, How to aggregate, manage, and leverage knowledge to obtain power in the New Econonomy
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US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit


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US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit


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US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


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US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court


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1997
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State Bar Association of Illinois

State Bar Association of Illinois


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1994
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State Bar Association of Indiana

State Bar Association of Indiana

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Partner
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Indiana University - Indianapolis
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J.D. - Juris Doctor
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... - 1995
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summa cum laude

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Miami University
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B.A. - Bachelor of Art
Dates attended:
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