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Gregory J. Hartwig



Clients value Greg’s strategic counsel relating to the protection of their intellectual property assets in the U.S. and abroad. His outstanding track record is built on successful outcomes in high-profile and high-value life sciences and chemical patent matters.

Greg’s extensive background encompasses patent preparation and prosecution, enforcement, and technology dispute resolution, as well as licensing and opinion work in the following technical areas:

  • Therapeutics and small molecules, including orphan disease treatment
  • Diagnostics
  • Specialty chemicals and polymers
  • Material science
  • Medical devices

Greg is a leader in Michael Best’s Higher Education Industry Group. He is an architect of the firm's University Patent and Technology Commercialization Practice and University Program, which provide a variety of features designed to develop close, value-added working relationships with university professionals and faculty.

Greg is a persuasive and effective advocate for universities across the U.S., and brings in-depth knowledge of academic-corporate partnerships, as well as extensive experience training and educating university professionals and faculty. Universities view him as a partner in commercializing their technologies.

Honors & Recognitions

  • “Wisconsin Rising Stars” list, Super Lawyers magazine
  • Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society

Professional Activities

  • Member, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA)



Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Mequon Thiensville Education Foundation (MTEF)
  • Co-chair, Lutheran Home Love Remembers Capital Campaign
  • Member, North Shore Soccer Club
  • Member, Fox Point Lutheran Church
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