Ronald S. Henderson, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana office practices in the Intellectual Property Department. His practice includes counseling clients regarding patent infringement and patent validity issues, drafting patent opinions and drafting and prosecuting patent applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar and the U.S. Patent Bar.
Mr. Henderson returned to Barnes & Thornburg in 2001 after spending three years as in-house intellectual property counsel at Hillenbrand Industries, where he was responsible for procurement and enforcement of all types of intellectual property. Prior to initially joining Barnes & Thornburg in 1995 and prior to attending law school, Mr. Henderson worked as an engineer for three years at The Torrington Company, a division of Ingersoll-Rand. During law school, he interned with the Office of Patent Counsel at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and worked as a copyright law research assistant for Professor Kenneth Crews of Indiana University.
Mr. Henderson received his J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis in 1995. While in law school he received an Indiana Bar Foundation Scholarship and served as an editor for the Indiana Legal Research Cooperative. Mr. Henderson received his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1989 and his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1998, both from Purdue University. He has been listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Law® in the 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 editions.