May 11, 2009

Rose-Hulman Names William Meyers to Engineering Management Advisory Council

William S. Meyers of Baker & Daniels LLP has been named to the Engineering Management Department's Advisory Council at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The advisory council has been formed to identify opportunities the department can capitalize on, identify challenges the department should respond to, identify ways in which the department can better serve students and alumni, and review department initiatives to ensure they serve stakeholders. The advisory council features a small group of both young high-potential individuals and more experienced individuals from organizations with ties to engineering management professionals.

Meyers graduated cum laude from Rose-Hulman in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in applied optics. He earned a master's degree in applied optics from Rose-Hulman in 1994 before graduating cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 2002.

Meyers currently serves on the Physics and Optical Engineering Advisory Board for Rose-Hulman and the Technical Advisory Board for Job Orchard LLC. During his undergraduate and graduate years at Rose-Hulman, he was part of a NASA Lewis Research Center team that helped design and develop the optical system for an experimental package that flew aboard space shuttle Columbia as part of a U.S. Microgravity Laboratory mission. Meyers also conducted research in the field of medical imaging as a graduate student in the medical biophysics program at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis from 1994-95.

At Baker & Daniels, Meyers concentrates his legal practice on protecting intellectual property assets, primarily in the mechanical, electrical, optical and software related arts. He focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and client consultation. Additionally, Meyers has experience in the licensing of intellectual property assets and assisting clients in product design. Before entering the patent profession, Meyers gained engineering experience with a mechanical engineering design firm which he co-founded and co-owned for almost five years.

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