Institute of Innovation and Economic Development

Sean Collin - Director of Legal and Indian Affairs Sean Collin has spent 26 years in the field of intellectual property (IP) and technology management and exploitation globally.  He is admitted to practice law in three countries, has lectured on the subject in more than ten countries, and has worked on IP matters in over 50 countries, both as a partner in multinational law firms and as a consultant.  He holds an economics and law degree, with honors, from Otago University in New Zealand, and an LLM, with distinction, from Georgetown University.  Sean is Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of North Alabama in the Accounting & Business Law Department. He is the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions for his work in the field, is an Entrepreneur in the field, and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences in the subject matter.  He is also involved in Native American and Indigenous Tribal and Business consulting and is a member of the Cherokee tribe.

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