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USA Guide

Intellectual Property — Wisconsin

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第一等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A market-leading practice across all aspects of IP law, with significant expertise in USPTO procedures, portfolio management and complex enforcement disputes. Possesses a deep bench of practitioners noted for their strength in spheres such as e-commerce, green energy and life sciences. Enjoys a particularly fine reputation for its work on behalf of manufacturing clients.

Strengths One satisfied client states: "They're outstanding in the patent area."

A peer comments: "It's a good firm with good lawyers."

Work highlights Acted for CaptionCall in a $60 million patent infringement dispute regarding captioned telephones.

Represented Rockwell Automation in a $10 million multipatent dispute concerning software-based motion control technology, brought by AMS.

Significant clients LivaNova, Major League Baseball, Fiskars Brands, Stryker, Oshkosh.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Simmons possesses an impressive IP litigation practice that takes in copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes, in addition to complex patent cases. One source describes him as a "smart guy with a good perspective and effective in what he does."

Jeffrey Gundersen has a broad IP practice, including patent acquisition and enforcement, infringement and also IP transactions. He has deep expertise in a range of technologies and serves as the chair of the mechanical and electromechanical technologies practice chair.

According to a market source, Mark Kassel is "a really great lawyer, a solid thinker and a good guy." He advises on trademark and copyright matters, and also has a particularly strong focus on patent issues relating to the biotech and chemical industries.

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第一等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Highly sophisticated IP group with particular strength in the courtroom handling a variety of complex patent disputes. Known for its strengths in dealing with matters pertaining to the biotechnology, life sciences and electronics fields. Also noted for its post-grant practice.  

Strengths One impressed interviewee says: "Perkins is a very professional organization. Everyone I have met there is top-notch and they know their field very well."

One client states: "With regard to IP litigation they are outstanding."

Significant clients Cree, Mylan, Promega, Performance Sports Group, HTC.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Christopher Hanewicz has significant experience in handling patent infringement cases for clients in the life sciences and mechanical industries. "He's a very good attorney, he has a very good reputation, and I am impressed by his presence in front of judges," notes one source.

The "phenomenal" John Skilton has deep courtroom expertise and is highly regarded for his strengths in patent litigation and appellate matters. An interviewee comments: "He is very experienced and brings a lot to the table in terms of strategic direction."

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第一等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Impressive IP group with a deep bench of specialists covering the breadth of IP law from patent prosecution to trade secrets issues. Has an active presence across various industry sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

Strengths The team is praised for its cohesion: "Each attorney on the team was always up to speed on the case status and knew what every other attorney on the team was working on for the case."

Work highlights Represented WTS Paradigm in a case brought by one of its largest competitors regarding four patent infringements and the misappropriation of trade secrets.

Acted for Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in the drafting and prosecution of hundreds of patent applications for technology created by inventors at the University of Wisconsin.

Significant clients Brady Corporation, Cognex, Epic Systems, Mayo Clinic, Green Bay Packers.

Notable practitioners

Jean Baker is described as possessing "a truly excellent reputation in the field." She has a renowned patent prosecution and portfolio management practice and possesses particular knowledge in the biotech and chemical arenas.

One impressed peer describes Michael Jaskolski as a "very sharp and very good lawyer." He is recognized for his strengths in both domestic and cross-border patent prosecution, and advises on an array of technologies, including computer software and database systems.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Highly respected boutique with a bench of experienced practitioners handling all aspects of IP law. Areas of strength include regional and national patent prosecution, existing asset management and patent infringement litigation. Enjoys a fine track record for its work with engineering firms and pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths A client states: "They've been excellent - I am very pleased," adding: "We have been successful in all we have done together."

Another sources praises the firm's "very good customer service qualities." 

Work highlights Represented the Marmon Group and its related companies in connection with 300 patent and trademark matters regarding metal components and natural resource and transport services.

Assisted American Orthodontics in approximately 50 pending patent and trademark applications across multiple jurisdictions and in researching prospective infringements of its trademarks.

Significant clients Brunswick Corporation, Douglas Dynamics, GE, National Pasteurized Eggs, Duke University.

Notable practitioners

"Outstanding" IP litigator Aaron Olejniczak is praised by peers and clients alike, with one commenting: "One thing he does very well is communicating with clients. He makes the particulars of IP law understandable to clients." He has noteworthy experience in complex patent disputes as well as post-grant patent challenges before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Impressive intellectual property boutique covering the full range of patent, copyright and trademark matters. Known for significant expertise in patent prosecution and licensing, while also remaining a recognized presence in the contentious IP arena.

Strengths Sources single out the firm's "very good attorneys," with one peer asserting: "I respect them strongly." 

Notable practitioners  

The "fantastic" James Boyle is an excellent choice of counsel for complex patent, trademark and copyright disputes, and is also regularly engaged to provide counsel in patent and trademark prosecution.

"Really great attorney" Andrew McConnell provides counsel on copyright and trademark matters, in addition to patent issues, and is highly regarded for prosecution and licensing work.

Keith Baxter's practice has an emphasis on patent protection and he acts for an impressive client base of companies in the electronic and mechanical technology industries. 

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第二等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Skilled in the full range of IP matters including patent prosecution proceedings and applications, portfolio management and infringement litigation. Also offers strength in trade secret and unfair competition disputes. Maintains broad-ranging industry experience, including biotechnology, software and chemical and mechanical engineering.

Notable practitioners  

Eugenia Carter is an experienced IP litigator who handles handling sophisticated trademark and copyright disputes across the country. She receives praise for her "broad spectrum of knowledge" and is highlighted by an impressed peer as "very pleasant to work with, very intelligent and a very good advocate."

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第二等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A highly regarded presence in the Wisconsin IP market, offering proficiency across the spectrum of IP matters including patent and trademark prosecution, business strategy guidance and patent litigation. Has specific experience pertaining to the chemical and biotechnology sectors and the higher education industry. Also noted for its related expertise in advertising, and domain name and internet issues.

Strengths "I am very pleased with the overall service provided. They are well organized, efficient and cost-conscious," a satisfied client reports.

Another impressed client states: "One of their strengths is that they have a broad array of attorneys with different backgrounds."

Work highlights Successfully represented Johnson Health Tech in an inter partes review against another patent and also prevailed on behalf of the client in the appeal that followed.  

Acted for a global manufacturer of medical devices, successfully defending it in several cases in front of the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Significant clients Joy Global, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Techtronic Industries Power Equipment, Robert Bosch, Harley-Davidson.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Margolies has an impressive IP litigation practice and is a fine choice of counsel for trademark and unfair competition disputes, as well as high-value patent infringement cases. Market sources describe him as a "great litigator" who is "very effective in front of a jury."

Donald Best has a longstanding IP practice, providing counsel on complex patent, trade secret and trademark matters. He has a wealth of experience in both jury and bench trials, representing clients from the electronic and pharmaceutical sectors, among others.

Kevin Moran is a noted IP practitioner with experience in acquisition, enforcement and defense of patents. An impressed client says: "He's been extremely helpful in his ability to understand other people's patent language and quickly find the key similarities and differences between a patent and our design."

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Exhibits strength in the full range of IP matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition. Adept at enforcement litigation on a regional and a national level. Maintains a broad client base, advising inventors, engineers and research institutions, among others, on all manner of IP issues.   

Strengths "The experience with Reinhart was outstanding. They continued to look for facts large and small. They did awesome work and built a compelling story!" comments one client following successful representation by the firm.

Another interviewee states: "They've performed well. They make it easy for a non-lawyer to understand and discuss business options with."

Work highlights Successfully acted for T&M Inventions in a dispute regarding patent inventorship.

Represented The Management Group in a trademark infringement claim, filing an injunction to prevent a competitor entering the market with a similar name to the client. The defendant subsequently changed its name.

Significant clients Silgan Containers, Silgan Plastics, AutoMed Technologies, Fenwall, Intelligent Hospital Systems.

Notable practitioners

The "outstanding" David Hanson has a strong emphasis on IP litigation with particular expertise in patent litigation. He is also noted for his work on trade secret matters. One source describes him as "a smart litigator" who "focuses on what is important."

James Morrow possesses a wide-ranging practice that encompasses patent and trademark prosecution and litigation as well as audit work. One client praises the "business perspective" he brings to matters and describes his work as "excellent value for the money."

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Quarles & Brady LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jean Baker is described as possessing "a truly excellent reputation in the field." She has a renowned patent prosecution and portfolio management practice and possesses particular knowledge in the biotech and chemical arenas.

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Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding" David Hanson has a strong emphasis on IP litigation with particular expertise in patent litigation. He is also noted for his work on trade secret matters. One source describes him as "a smart litigator" who "focuses on what is important."

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jonathan Margolies has an impressive IP litigation practice and is a fine choice of counsel for trademark and unfair competition disputes, as well as high-value patent infringement cases. Market sources describe him as a "great litigator" who is "very effective in front of a jury."

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "phenomenal" John Skilton has deep courtroom expertise and is highly regarded for his strengths in patent litigation and appellate matters. An interviewee comments: "He is very experienced and brings a lot to the table in terms of strategic direction."

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Boyle Fredrickson

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" James Boyle is an excellent choice of counsel for complex patent, trademark and copyright disputes, and is also regularly engaged to provide counsel in patent and trademark prosecution.

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Husch Blackwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eugenia Carter is an experienced IP litigator who handles handling sophisticated trademark and copyright disputes across the country. She receives praise for her "broad spectrum of knowledge" and is highlighted by an impressed peer as "very pleasant to work with, very intelligent and a very good advocate."

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Gundersen has a broad IP practice, including patent acquisition and enforcement, infringement and also IP transactions. He has deep expertise in a range of technologies and serves as the chair of the mechanical and electromechanical technologies practice chair.

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to a market source, Mark Kassel is "a really great lawyer, a solid thinker and a good guy." He advises on trademark and copyright matters, and also has a particularly strong focus on patent issues relating to the biotech and chemical industries.

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Boyle Fredrickson

From the Chambers USA guide

Keith Baxter's practice has an emphasis on patent protection and he acts for an impressive client base of companies in the electronic and mechanical technology industries. 

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Best has a longstanding IP practice, providing counsel on complex patent, trade secret and trademark matters. He has a wealth of experience in both jury and bench trials, representing clients from the electronic and pharmaceutical sectors, among others.

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Christopher Hanewicz has significant experience in handling patent infringement cases for clients in the life sciences and mechanical industries. "He's a very good attorney, he has a very good reputation, and I am impressed by his presence in front of judges," notes one source.

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Davis & Kuelthau, SC

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Heino of Davis & Kuelthau, SC has a wide-ranging IP practice and advises manufacturing and service sector clients on an array of patent, trademark, copyright and licensing issues. One commentator praises his "methodical and strategic" approach, adding: "He is very knowledgeable on the IP laws and trends."

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Quarles & Brady LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

One impressed peer describes Michael Jaskolski as a "very sharp and very good lawyer." He is recognized for his strengths in both domestic and cross-border patent prosecution, and advises on an array of technologies, including computer software and database systems.

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Boyle Fredrickson

From the Chambers USA guide

"Really great attorney" Andrew McConnell provides counsel on copyright and trademark matters, in addition to patent issues, and is highly regarded for prosecution and licensing work.

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Moran is a noted IP practitioner with experience in acquisition, enforcement and defense of patents. An impressed client says: "He's been extremely helpful in his ability to understand other people's patent language and quickly find the key similarities and differences between a patent and our design."

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Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

From the Chambers USA guide

James Morrow possesses a wide-ranging practice that encompasses patent and trademark prosecution and litigation as well as audit work. One client praises the "business perspective" he brings to matters and describes his work as "excellent value for the money."

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Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding" IP litigator Aaron Olejniczak is praised by peers and clients alike, with one commenting: "One thing he does very well is communicating with clients. He makes the particulars of IP law understandable to clients." He has noteworthy experience in complex patent disputes as well as post-grant patent challenges before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Simmons possesses an impressive IP litigation practice that takes in copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes, in addition to complex patent cases. One source describes him as a "smart guy with a good perspective and effective in what he does."

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