Sharon Barkume 


Sharon has worked with many high-tech startups and has developed the companies’ business strategies, business plans, and investor pitches.  Many of these startups were located in the Long Island High Technology Incubator or in a VC-funded incubator.  This experience has given Sharon a broad understanding of the legal and business requirements needed to commercialize technology.

IP Asset Development and Management

  • Business and IP strategy advice
  • Development and prosecution of patent and trademark applications
  • Management of international patent and trademark portfolios
  • Analysis of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement issues
  • Negotiation and drafting of IP licensing agreements, asset purchase agreements, software development agreements, employment agreements, and confidentiality agreements
  • Patent litigation support



  • Of Counsel at Campolo, Middleton, & McCormick, LLC
  • In-house IP Attorney at Canrock Ventures, Inc.
  • In-house IP Attorney at Sound Interventions, Inc.


  • Director of Operations at Millennial Materials and Devices, Inc.
  • Founder and CEO at QB Sonic, Inc.


  • Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University School of Business
  • Adjunct Professor at Touro Law Center


  • Electrical Engineer at AIL Corp., Deer Park, NY

Advisory Boards

  • Advisor to Stony Brook University College of Electrical and Computer Engineering  


  • Stony Brook University, MBA summa cum laude 2014
  • Touro Law Center, J.D. cum laude 2011; Law Review
  • University of Maryland, B.S. in Electrical Engineering 1984        

Admitted to Practice

  • New York State
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


Speaking Engagements

  • IP Protection, presented at Canrock Ventures Labs.  Jan. 2012.
  • IP Protection, presented at Clean Energy Business Incubator Program.  Oct. 2012.
  • Impact of America Invents Act, presented at Canrock Ventures Labs.  Jan. 2013.
  • Innovate and Protect, presented at Campolo Middleton & McCormick Business Seminar. April 2013.
  • Impact of America Invents Act, presented at Accelerate Long Island Entrepreneurs’ Workshop.  July 2013.
  • Representing Startups, presented at American Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Meeting in Seattle Washington.  May 2013.
  • Representing Startups, presented at CLE Webinar for American Intellectual Property Law Association.  Nov. 2013.
  • IP Protection as a Barrier to Entry, presented to MBA class at Stony Brook University.  April 2014.
  • Personality in the Workplace, presented to Engineering class at Stony Brook University.  Sept. 2015; Feb. 2016; and Sept. 2016.
  • Women in Engineering, presented at Steel Toes and Stilettos Panel Discussion at Stony Brook University.  Nov. 2015.
  • Business Professionals Working with Technology, presented at Global Innovation Team Professional Panel Discussion at Stony Brook University.  April 2016.
  • Technology:  Not Just for Techies, Tangible Ways Businesses Use Technology to Grow, presented to Women Economic Developers of Long Island.  October 2016.