Douglas K. Norman worked for Eli Lilly and Company for more than 35 years, retiring as Vice President and General Patent Counsel in 2018. He received his B.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University in 1981 and his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 1988. Mr. Norman’s practice has included many aspects of patent law, including procurement, licensing, and litigation.
He served successful terms as President, Treasurer and a Board Member of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association. He has also chaired the organization’s annual meeting and the Amicus Committee. A member and past president of Interpat, he has acted as Chair of the National Association of Manufacturer’s subcommittee for Intellectual Property. In 2002, he was the Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property and Anti-Trust Task Force for the United States Council for International Business. From 2002 through 2006, he served as Chair of the Intellectual Property Task Force for PhRMA. Recently, he was also the chair of the PhRMA Intellectual Property Staff working Group and President of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.