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Molly S. Lawson

Sub-Group Leader, Engineers, Scientists & Agents


Molly is experienced in all phases of obtaining patent protection both in the United States and internationally. Her patent prosecution and patent clearance practice is focused on computer software and hardware technologies, including:

  • Wireless networks and communication protocols
  • Vehicle and industrial machinery control systems, including RFID technology and near-field communications
  • Imaging systems and applications (including computed tomography and radiographic image creation, analysis, and management)
  • Productivity and messaging software and services
  • Cryptographic and security applications
  • Web-based applications and business methods

She also has significant experience in drafting agreements and contracts, including:

  • License agreements
  • Joint development agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Privacy agreements
  • Hosting service agreements
  • Source code and technology escrow agreements
  • Terms-of-use agreements for websites and software applications 


Representative engagements:

  • Filing multiple patent applications under a streamlined process and timeline for a Fortune 500 company engaged in mobile communications
  • Filing multiple patent applications and performing patent infringement clearance projects for a Fortune 500 company engaged in mining technology, including working closely with engineers on new projects to identify and protect innovation and reduce infringement risks
  • Patenting new inventions for a Fortune 500 company manufacturing automobile equipment
  • Patenting new inventions and analyzing infringement risks for new products for a Fortune 500 manufacturer of motorcycles
  • Patenting new inventions and analyzing infringement risks for new products for a growing company engaged in medical imaging technology, including multiple patent applications and patent infringement clearance projects that reduced infringement risks for new products
  • Handling a large portfolio of patents in numerous jurisdictions for a large company engaged in dental imaging technology
  • Providing design analysis and patent clearance of a competitor patent portfolio for a small local provider of regulatory compliance tools 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch" (Milwaukee Area), Litigation – Patent, 2021
  • Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up and Coming Lawyers list, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Member, Lex Mundi Institute



Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Marquette Legal Clinic
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