Constance R. Lindman
While competition has always driven businesses to change, the pace of change today is greater than ever before. Connie draws on a wealth of experience while also keeping pace with industry advances to help her clients move both quickly and carefully. Connie’s clients also appreciate the care she takes to understand their unique business and protect their competitive advantage.
Connie has extensive experience in the negotiation of software, SaaS and other technology agreements, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, litigation of trademark, trade secret, copyright and patent disputes, and prosecution of trademark and copyright registrations. Connie advises clients doing business in China and other countries on the protection of their intellectual property within their supply chain, technology transfer and other agreements, and through international patent, trademark and copyright registration. Connie serves clients in diverse industries doing business across the U.S. and the world.
Connie has first-hand knowledge of business realities through her prior in-house experience with two publishing companies, including as vice president of a vertically- integrated greeting card and gift company with retail manufacturing and national distribution arms.
Connie also teaches and mentors law students in intellectual property law as an adjunct professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Highlights & Recognitions
- Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow, 2016
- Indiana Lawyer, Leadership in Law Awards, Distinguished Barrister, 2014
Memberships & Affiliations
- Officer: The Indianapolis Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (2018-2020)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Indianapolis Bar Association, Past Chair, Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee (2014)
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- Indiana Artisan, Inc., Board of Directors
Non-FBT Publications and Events
Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Law Update, Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium, November 16, 2018
Client Carrots and Sticks, Leveraging the “Me, Too” Movement, ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property) Indianapolis Chapter, July 18, 2018
2017 Trademark and Copyright Law Year in Review, Indianapolis Bar Association, April 11, 2018
Trademark Boundaries: The Geography of Non-Conventional Marks, SMU Science and Technology Law Review, Volume 2 Number 2, 2017
Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Vietnam National University Host Conference on Trans-Pacific Partnership, Indiana University and the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 7, 2016
Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Event: Annual Intellectual Property/ Life Science Symposium,
Indianapolis, IN, April 7, 2016
IP Issues in Medical Cannabis Industry, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Indianapolis, IN, September 22, 2015
Intellectual Property in the Medical Cannabis Industry, Webinar, June 25, 2015
Patents: Friend or Foe, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Webinar, April 14, 2015
University Tech Transfers Panel, BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium IU McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN, March 12, 2015