Ice Miller Welcomes Attorney Blaine Dirker to the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Data Security and Privacy Practices
Ice Miller LLP is excited to welcome Blaine Dirker as of counsel in the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Data Security and Privacy practices. Blaine will counsel clients on various data security and privacy issues dealing with online privacy, vendor contracts and agreements, IT audits, compliance, data breaches, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning.
“Blaine shares our Data Security and Privacy practices’ energy for staying on top of the constantly evolving data security industry,” said Stephen Reynolds, co-chair of Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy practice. “Like many others in our practice, his career as a software engineer, prior to his legal practice, allows him to “talk the talk” of data security, and truly understand the concerns his clients face.”
Prior to becoming an attorney, Blaine worked as a software engineer for seven years splitting time between Fortune 1000 and start-up companies.
Before joining Ice Miller, Blaine focused his practice in intellectual property law, specifically in patent drafting and prosecution with an emphasis in the areas of networking related technologies including mobile interfacing technologies, software defined networking, network function virtualization, cloud computing, wireless communication protocols, secure network communications, and the Internet of Things.
Blaine is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He served in the United States Marine Corps prior to earning his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University. He earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property and his M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Blaine and his wife Ashley have two children, Brilee, 3 years old, and Brayden, 3 months old.
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