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Earl D. Brooks II (left) president Trine University Michael Darch (right) past president Trine University Alumni Associatipresent Crown Point native

Earl D. Brooks II (left), president of Trine University and Michael Darch (right), past president of the Trine University Alumni Association, present Crown Point native Andrew Hein the Distinguished Service Young Alumnus Award. | Photo provided

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Updated: October 22, 2013 1:15PM



Local boy makes good. It sounds like a cliché but in this case it is true.

On Oct. 5, Don and Elaine Hein drove to Trine University in Angola to watch as their oldest son, Andy, received the Distinguished Service Young Alumnus Award from his undergraduate university.

Racheal Benner, the director of Alumni Relations at Trine University, said: “Andrew Hein, a 1998 chemical engineering graduate, is an involved alumnus with the chemical engineering department of Trine University. Also successful in his career, Andrew was named one of the top 300 global intellectual property strategists in the world.”

Hein was named to this group by IAM Strategy 300.

Andy, as friends and family here will remember, was an outstanding student at Crown Point High School. He was number seven in his 1994 CPHS graduating class. Andy was also the goalie for the Bulldog soccer team throughout all four years.

He was also the goalie for the Trine University soccer team, when it was called Tri-State University. Andy earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Centre. He was also an Academic All-American varsity soccer player while in undergraduate school.

Hein is a principal at Crown Point Transactions, LLC, which focuses on monetizing intellectual property through sales and licensing, and Crown Point Advisors, LLC, which concentrates on litigation and post-grant processing invalidity searches. He runs these companies from his office in Carmel.

Previous to the founding of his own companies Hein was an attorney in Sidley Austin, LLP’s patent litigation group and a litigation and finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, LLC.



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