Sharon Barkume is Of Counsel to Campolo, Middleton & McCormick. Her practice is focused on representing businesses and individuals with matters involving intellectual property ("IP"), namely patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. She specializes in helping companies identify, evaluate, and strategically acquire its IP by performing prior art searches, competitive analyses, infringement analyses, brainstorming sessions, IP audits, IP acquisitions, IP litigation, IP licensing, and establishment of best practices and procedures for IP ownership protection.
Sharon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and for seven years, worked for a Long Island defense contractor as an electrical engineer developing signal-detection systems for the government. She transitioned to the patent field and has worked for a Long Island patent firm for over fifteen years, first as a patent agent and then as a patent attorney. She graduated Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, cum laude, where she was a member of Law Review, the founder and president of the Touro Intellectual Property Law Society, a teaching assistant, and a research assistant.
Sharon has also worked as in-house patent counsel for a start-up medical device company in the Long Island High Technology Incubator and for a Long Island venture capital firm that funds start-up and emerging software companies. Currently, she is studying for a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a concentration in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Sharon is very involved in the Long Island business and entrepreneurial community, assisting Accelerate Long Island; the Center For Biotechnology at Stony Brook University; the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University; the Long Island Innovation Boot Camp/Pre-Seed Workshop; and the Touro Law Center Institute for Business, Law and Technology. She has also published articles and given presentations on better methods of patenting inventions, patenting software inventions, and impending changes in patent law.
University of Maryland, B.S.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D.
New York State
Registered Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 45,491
Member New York State Bar Association
Member Suffolk County Bar Association
Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
Sharon can be reached at email@example.com.