- McKinney School of Law Early Career Achievement Award (2015)
Jonathan Burns, 2006, was working at Eli Lilly & Company in information technology supporting Lilly Research Labs when he studied for, took, and passed the Patent Bar Exam. He then became a patent agent, and worked at the Indianapolis law firm, Ice Miller, as a practice group specialist. He graduated magna cum laude at the IU McKinney School of Law and took a position as an associate at Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. He returned to Indianapolis in 2010 to take a position at Faegre Baker Daniels. In early 2012, Burns accepted a job at Google, where he is now a patent counsel in the company's main office in Mountain View, California.