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Lauren N. McComis

Attorney

Overview

Lauren provides clients with strategic advice on protecting their intellectual property assets. She focuses her practice on conducting patentability and clearance investigations and drafting patent applications for United States and international patents. She also negotiates software license agreements and contracts.

Lauren’s legal knowledge, together with her technical training as an electrical and computer engineer, informs her perspective on issues confronting the innovators of electrical and computer technologies.

 

Prior to joining Michael Best, she was an in-house IP Liaison for GHL International, where she conducted patentability investigations, prosecuted patent applications, managed pending patent application deadlines, and coordinated communications. As an IP consultant for Apiscent Labs, Lauren advised clients on her analysis of trademark registration search results and filed trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

Experience

Notable representations in protecting client innovations include:

  • Successfully representing a utility company in negotiating purchase and licensing agreements
  • Determining the patentability of innovations and drafting patent applications for a power tool/automotive industry client
  • Determining patentability of innovations and drafting patent applications for a mining industry client
  • Determining patentability of innovations and drafting patent applications for a healthcare client
  • Determining patentability of innovations and drafting patent applications for a power products client

Honors & Recognitions

  • CALI Award for Trial Advocacy

Professional Activities

  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association, 2015
  • Member, American Bar Association, present

Education

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Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Marquette University’s College of Engineering recruiting and outreach events
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