Al works with manufacturers that are developing products such as vacuum cleaners, power tools, heat exchangers, and air purifiers. These clients rely on Al for his quick work and novel approach in managing cost-effective patent portfolios and prosecuting patent applications, both internationally and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He also brings solid advice and good judgment to bear during the product development stage to avoid infringement of competitors’ patents.
Al’s experience keeps him at the cutting edge of patent law and enables him to update clients on new development such as recent changes to the U.S. patent system as a result of the America Invents Act. Al also speaks and writes frequently on IP issues. His “Entrepreneur’s Guide to Intellectual Property” was featured in the Wisconsin Technology Network News.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Al worked as an engineer for We Energies, where he focused on mining, and transportation of fossil fuels and construction of underground utilities.