Sean Lambert Collin

Executive Director, Legal & Administration College of Business University of North Alabama International & Comparative Law Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

 授课教授简介

EDUCATION 

LLM (Dist.) International & Comparative Law  1995
  Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
LLB (Hons.) Law Degree  1988
  Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
B.Com Economics Major 1988
  Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE LAW

Supreme Court of California, Sacramento, California, United States   1997

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C., United States  1996

Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C., United States    1996

Court of International Trade, Washington, D.C., United States   1996

Supreme Court of New York, Albany, New York, United States   1995

High Court of Australia, Canberra, Australia      1991

Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia     1990

High Court of New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand     1988

TEACHING & ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE

Executive Director, Legal & Administration (2011-present) 
UNA Institute of Export Research & Technology Transfer
Florence, Alabama & Beijing, China
 
Founded and operate as Executive Director and General Counsel the above Institute
 in conjunction with the faculty of the School of Business of the University of North Alabama.

Assistant Professor  (2012-present)
University of North Alabama
Beijing, China, Suzhou, China, Taipei Taiwan, & Florence, Alabama

Worked as a professor in the International MBA program.  Taught
international students international business, intellectual property, career development,
applied commercial research, corporate governance, and entrepreneurship
at the university’s China, Taiwan and Alabama facilities.

Visiting Professor (2012)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat,
Munich, Germany

Taught a one-week class on “Global Technology Transfer” at the Law Faculty of the University
 in Munich.

Guest Faculty  (2012)
Association of Corporate Counsel European Annual Meeting
Amsterdam, Holland

Taught a seminar on a panel for International Mergers & Acquisitions.

Adjunct Professor  (2010-2012)
University of North Alabama
Beijing, China, Taipei Taiwan, & Florence Alabama

Worked as a professor in the International MBA program.  Taught
 international students international business, intellectual property,
applied commercial research, corporate governance,  and entrepreneurship
at the university’s China, Taiwan and Alabama campuses.

Guest Lecturer  (2008)
Alabama Bar Continuing Legal Education Program
Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Taught a seminar on intellectual property for the commercial legal practitioner.

Panel Member  (2008)
George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama, United States

Participated in a panel discussion on commercialization of intellectual property in the film industry.

Adjunct Professor  (2005)
Department of Business Administration,
University of San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

Worked as a professor in the International MBA program.  Taught domestic and
 international students ethics and international business.

Guest Lecturer  (2004)
University of California Extension Business Program
University of California, San Diego, California, United States

Taught intellectual property courses to domestic and international business students.

Guest Lecturer  (2003)
Corporate Finance Council
San Diego, California, United States

Taught Chief Financial Officers how to commercialize intellectual property and grow revenue.

Guest Lecturer   (2001)
International Law Institute
Salzburg, Austria

Taught an international legal seminar on using intellectual property as the basis for
international expansion and multiple public listing in foreign countries. 

Guest Lecturer   (2000)
International Trademark Association, San Diego Meeting
San Diego, California, United States
 
Taught legal practitioners regarding international and domestic trademark law developments.

Guest Lecturer   (1996)
George Mason Department of Public & International Affairs
George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, United States

Taught undergraduate students regarding how to conduct international business expansion
 in the Asia Pacific region.

Guest Lecturer  (1996)
Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 
Taught mortgage bankers how the advent of the Internet has resulted in developing law
governing conduct in their industry.

Guest Lecturer   (1993)
Curtin Business School Program
Curtin Technology University, Sydney, Australia
 
Taught undergraduate students regarding how to conduct international business expansion
 in the United States market.

Guest Lecturer   (1993)
Wharton Executive MBA Program
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 
Taught graduate students regarding how to conduct international business expansion in
the Asia Pacific region.

Guest Lecturer   (1993)
Graduate School of Public & International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
 
Taught graduate students regarding how to conduct international business expansion in
the Asia Pacific region.

Guest Lecturer   (1992)
Wharton Executive MBA Program
University of Pennsylvania Overseas MBA Program, Sydney, Australia
 
Taught graduate students regarding how to conduct international business expansion
 in the Asia Pacific region.

PROFESSIONAL & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

President, IPWatch Corporation    (2007-present)
Global Intellectual Property Management & Consulting
Florence, Alabama, Nashville Tennessee, United States

Responsible for the management of the company’s domestic and international
operations, and for the global and strategic management of all company client’s
intellectual property, currently in more than 50 countries.  (Product and service
listings and client testimonials at Suthun.com)  

Partner, Pitts & Eckl, P.C.  (2006-present)
Florence, Alabama, United States

Acted as head of the intellectual property and international law group for
the firm. Clients include public and private companies,
Inc. 500 companies, media companies, non-profits, and technology companies.

Of Counsel, Quinn Law Group  (2012-present)
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Acted as head of the trademark and copyright group for
the Michigan office of the firm. Clients include public and private companies,
Inc. 500 companies, media companies, non-profits, and technology companies.

Counsel & Consultant, Townsend Townsend & Crew  (2004-2005)
San Diego, California, United States

Acted as employed consultant to help establish and launch the Southern California
Operation for the largest and oldest boutique intellectual property law firm on the
West Coast of the United States based in Silicon Valley.

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop (2001-2003)
Chair Technology Transactions & Trademark Group
San Diego, California, United States  

Acted as manager of the Technology Transactions and Trademark Group for
the San Diego office of the firm as well as local recruiting partner. Clients
included countries, Fortune 500 companies, Inc. 500 companies, media companies,
energy companies, and technology and web based venture start-ups.

Partner, Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps (1997-2001)
Co-Chair Information Technology Group
San Diego, California, United States  

Acted as Co-Chair of the Information Technology Group for the Firm nationwide. 
Clients included countries, Fortune 500 companies, Inc. 500 companies and
technology and web based venture start-ups.

Secondment Lawyer, TIPLO International Patent & Law Office (1993)
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.  

Exchange lawyer representing Washington firm in Taipei.  Worked on global
transactions, international trade cases and intellectual property development on
behalf of both public company and private company clients.

Partner/Associate, Collier Shannon Rill & Scott (1991-1997)
Sydney, Australia & Washington, D.C., United States

Managed Asia Pacific Regional office in Sydney Australia, for firm and
Georgetown Economic Services.  Focused on global transactions and intellectual
property development as an attorney and acted for countries, Fortune 500
companies, Inc. 500 companies, national and international trade associations,
media companies, international public companies and technology and web based
venture start-ups.
 
Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jacques (1989-1991) 
Sydney, Australia

Staff lawyer focusing on intellectual property transactions, global mergers
 & acquisitions, and Australian inbound investment.

Director & CEO, Silver Seas International (1985-1988)
Dunedin, New Zealand

Chief Executive Officer of a private trading company in floricultural products
 between Japan and New Zealand.  

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

Service Appreciation Award, Sacred Healing Circle     (2012)
(Seven Years of Board of Director’s Service)
Native American Non-Profit, New Mexico, United States

Top 20 Under 40 Attorneys in California       (2002)
(International & Intellectual Property Law)     
California Law Business, California, United States    

Service Appreciation Award, Adoption Center of Washington    (2002)
Washington, D.C., United States

Service Appreciation Award, San Diego World Trade Center    (2001)
San Diego, California, United States

Cover Lawyer of San Diego 2001 Sourcebook      (2001)
San Diego, California, United States

Featured Lawyer for Cyber Esq. Magazine      (2000) 
Sacramento, California, United States

Honorary Naval Aviator, United States Department of the Navy    (1998)
Awarded at Sea aboard USS Constellation, “America’s Flagship”

Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honoree       (1997)
Washington, D.C., United States

Service Appreciation Award, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia   (1993)
Sydney, Australia 
 
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

American Bar Association, Advisory Panel Member    (2012-present)
United States

Executive Advisory Council Member, College of Business   (2010-present)
University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama, United States of America

Goodwill Ambassador & Council Member     (2008-2011)
Cherokee Tribe
Tennessee, United States     

Director & Secretary, Sacred Healing Circle Nonprofit    (2006-present)
Taos, New Mexico, United States      

United Nations NGO Representative      (2001-2002)
Pacific Rim Institute for Development & Education    
New York, United States, Geneva, Switzerland

International Committee Head, Biocom      (2002)
San Diego, California, United States         

Advisory Board Member, National University,     (2000)
San Diego, California, United States      

Director, Adoption Center of Washington     (1999-2002)
Washington, D.C., United States of America     

Director, Board Member, Committee Head     (1999-2001)
San Diego World Trade Center
San Diego, California, United States      

Director, Board Member, San Diego Software Industry Council   (1998)
San Diego, California, United States

Board Member, San Diego Regional Theme Initiative    (1997)
“Technology’s Perfect Climate”
San Diego, California, United States    

Director, Board Member, Committee Chairman     (1990-1993)
American Chamber of Commerce, Sydney, Australia 

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