MBA student Simon Tam's dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over an application to trademark the name of his band, The Slants, is receiving attention from major networks including BBC World News, NPR and Time.
School of Business
MBA, Northern Illinois University
James Boyle is a business leader with over 30 years of experience in creating new businesses, driving business improvements and capitalizing on opportunities to achieve positive top and bottom line results. As a strategic thinker and change agent, Mr. Boyle aligned business strategy, managed channels while maximizing profitability, facilitated structure and improved processes to achieve corporate objectives. A multi-faceted leader, Jim partnered sales and marketing management with operations leadership and financial skills to improve productivity and drive revenues and profits. Jim has worked with Fortune 500 Companies early in his career to develop the skill set needed to lead two consumer product companies. He lead organizations that created new products, leveraged current technologies and expanded market opportunities to improve market position for consumer electronics and telecommunications companies. He successfully introduced corporate culture changes, developed leaders and built high performance teams in matrix organizations.