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Amy Berg is a partner and registered patent attorney in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Group and is also a member of the Firm's Food and Agribusiness Group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, regulatory compliance and agriculture law. Amy has experience with a variety of regulatory issues, including federal and state environmental regulations.
In her agribusiness practice, Amy assists clients with various intellectual property, business, regulatory and environmental compliance issues. Her background and experience in agriculture including degrees in agronomy from Purdue University, give Amy a unique ability to understand clients’ businesses and to provide practical advice. Amy counsels agribusiness companies on general business matters and issues related to intellectual property transactions, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, licensing agreements and master service agreements.
Amy also has experience assisting entities and individuals with regard to regulatory and environmental compliance matters involving accidental releases of contamination, property transfers, leaking underground storage tanks, cost recovery actions, environmental and other insurance coverage claims, environmental enforcement actions and clean-ups under a wide variety of regulatory programs.
In 2001, Amy obtained her Bachelor of Science, with highest distinction, in agronomy specializing in environmental soil science from Purdue University. She also received her Master of Science from Purdue University in agronomy, specializing in soil nutrient management and phosphorus chemistry. Amy received her juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the Saint Louis University School of Law in Saint Louis, Mo.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Amy was the Inorganic Laboratory Manager at A&L Great Lakes Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was tasked with the management of personnel and operations for the inorganic laboratory, which analyzed various drinking water, wastewater, soil and bio-solid samples. Amy was also responsible for the maintenance of laboratory equipment, reporting of analytical results to clients and method development.
Additionally, Amy worked as a project manager in the State Cleanup Section of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Land Quality. Amy managed the investigation and remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous substances or petroleum products including, dry cleaning facilities, petroleum refineries and unregulated underground storage tank sites.
Amy lives near Clayton, Ind. with her husband Kess and two Australian Shepherds. Amy and Kess also operate a grain farm in Huntington, Ind.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Landis+Gyr Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company, 2019 WL 208758 (N.D.Ind. Jan. 15, 2019)
  • Landis+Gyr Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 4:16-CV-82, 2018 WL 4902459 (N.D. Ind. Oct. 5, 2018)
  • Ranburn Corp. v. Argonaut Ins. Co., No. 4:16-CV-00088, 2018 WL 1523210 (N.D. Ind. Mar. 28, 2018)
  • Ranburn Corporation v. Argonaut Insurance Company, 2017 WL 1325430 (N.D.Ind. April 11, 2017)
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, IP Spring Symposium: Recent Trends and New Challenges in IP Law, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, March 22, 2017
  • "Hot Topics in IP Law," Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium, November 18, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN
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