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Hilary J. Sumner
Registered Patent Attorney

Education & Professional Affiliations

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1993

B.S. Materials Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1993

J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 2009

Member, Lebanon County Bar Association

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Accredited Representative, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Adjunct Professor, Lebanon Valley College

Board Member, Total Experience Learning at Albright College

Board Member, Central PA Tool Library and Makerspace

Member, Women in Business Committee and Military Affairs Committee of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce

I began my career in 1994, working as an engineer within the Labware Division of Becton, Dickinson & Co. During my service I was responsible regulatory compliance and quality assurance issues within the department. In 1999, I started a consulting business where I worked with a number of manufacturing companies. This experience provided me with a diverse background in electrical and mechanical devices, medical devices, vision inspection systems, software, and business methods.

An interest in patents prompted me to pursue a law degree at the University of Connecticut. While there I centered my studies on business and intellectual property law. Over the years, I have enjoyed counseling clients on a variety of matters and have worked diligently to build a reputation for professional excellence in the community.

I am passionate about helping inventors, artists, small businesses,  and start-ups. As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges you face and I look forward to helping you create assets from your innovations, creations, and brands.

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