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Professor Conley is a recognized expert and thought leader in the areas of intellectual property, intellectual capital, innovation, and design engineering and his work explores the strategic use of intangible assets and intellectual properties to build and sustain competitive advantage in firms. In addition to being recognized as Best Teacher and Faculty of the Year at home and abroad, his publications have been honored with “Best Paper” commendations from the American Foundry Society, the Society of Automotive Engineers, The Rapid Prototyping Journal and others.

In 2013, Professor Conley was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors which currently has 414 members from around the world representing their universities and non-profit research institutes. He was recognized as an inventor with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as a scholar dedicated to advocating intellectual property rights at Northwestern University. He also resides on the editorial board of the international journal Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors® published by Cognizant Communication Corporation.


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