John P. Breen joined Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis, Indiana office as of counsel and is a member of the Intellectual Property Department. His practice includes counseling clients and preparing and prosecuting United States and international patents in the area of biotechnology.
Dr. Breen was previously an associate at Barnes & Thornburg from 1993-1999 and before returning to the firm, he was senior patent counsel for the University of Virginia Patent Foundation.
While employed by the University of Virginia Patent Foundation, he prepared and prosecuted United States and international patent applications, primarily in the field of biotechnology; advised faculty on intellectual property matters; and lectured and provided oversight to students in a patent law clinic course offered through the University of Virginia School of Law.
At Indiana University, his Ph.D. research was related to plant molecular biology and more particularly to characterizing the expression of the cruciferin storage proteins of Brassica napus.