MADISON (Jan. 6, 2017) – Peter J. Schlueter, Ph.D., has joined Michael Best’s Madison office as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Life Sciences Industry Team.
Schlueter will provide strategic guidance to clients regarding the development and management of their patent portfolios, including strategy, prosecution, litigation support, and licensing. Drawing on his 10-year career as a research scientist in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, chemical biology, and drug discovery, Schlueter is uniquely situated to counsel clients in the intersecting spaces of intellectual property and the life sciences. He is also experienced with transactional matters related to intellectual property and FDA regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Schlueter practiced at a large, full service international law firm. Before law school, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School, where he researched phenotype-based drug discovery using high-throughput small molecule screens.
Schlueter earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2013. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan in 2006 and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Loras College. Schlueter has taught a number of courses at the University of Michigan and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He also sits on the Board of Directors for ReSpectacle, Inc., a nonprofit organization that redistributes eyeglasses to underserved communities worldwide.