Sean Phipps is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg's Indianapolis office, where he is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Sean focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution in a number of technology areas, including the chemical and biological arts. He also counsels clients on the protection of intellectual property.
Sean plays an active role in assisting with pre-litigation preparation, pleading, discovery and motions practice in complex litigation matters. He has represented both patent owners and defendants in patent infringement actions in Texas, Connecticut and Delaware.
Prior to practicing law, Sean spent three years in regulatory affairs as a clinical studies coordinator with BioFire Diagnostics, Inc., in Salt Lake City. At BioFire, Sean worked to achieve FDA approval for a variety of biological agent identification kits and molecular diagnostics systems that serve the biodefense community, first responders, laboratories and physicians.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg full time, Sean was a summer associate in the firm's Indianapolis office. He also served as a law clerk and intellectual property extern with BioFire Diagnostics, Inc., in Salt Lake City.