From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
In today’s rapidly changing market, you need an intellectual property team that will enhance and safeguard your competitive position. Our nationally recognized IP practice offers three key advantages: we know your business; we understand your technology; and we have the advocacy skills to help you develop, manage, and protect your intellectual assets.
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Michael Best's recent addition of seven IP attorneys to the firm's Washington, D.C. practice was featured in the Washington Post article, "Washington-area appointments and promotions for Sept. 14, 2015."
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Brian prosecutes patents for both United States and international clients. His experience in drafting and successfully prosecuting patent applications is supported by his training as an electrical engineer as well as his experience as a primary examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Brian’s practice combines technical insight, practical experience, and legal knowledge to help clients develop and implement successful patent acquisition and enforcement strategies.
A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Michael focuses primarily on the drafting and prosecution of patents in electrical and optical technologies. He has provided services to clients ranging from sole inventors to Fortune 500 corporations. Michael has particular experience in technology related to smartphone hardware, especially displays and image sensors.
Clients look to Chris for his background in patent prosecution and counseling, with an emphasis on high technology intellectual property matters. Chris’ responsiveness to client needs and experience handling large and complex projects have helped produce successful outcomes in patent preparation, litigation, and examination.
Yoichiro's practice hinges upon his extensive experience in international patent law, particularly related to Japanese intellectual property law. His background as an expert witness, patent application examiner, and appeal examiner at the Board of Appeals in the Japanese Patent Office allows Yoichiro to offer both national and international clients unique and comprehensive counseling services regarding patents, trade secret protection, trademarks, infringement, copyright, and licensing matters.
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