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.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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Jamie provides a broad spectrum of business immigration services to firm clients.Jamie has more than 10 years of experience providing business immigration services. She has extensive experience with H-1B and TN applications, as well as the management of a J-1 Exchange Visitor program, facilitating the sponsorship of Research Scholars, Short Term Scholars, Student Interns and Alien Physicians.
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Plymouth is known for his attention to detail and unflagging commitment to his clients’ business goals. He approaches each project with the mindset of a business partner to expand the IP value of the product or product line while also closely working with engineers and staff to understand the nuts and bolts of the client’s technology. These qualities make him particularly successful in drafting and prosecuting patent applications directed to such items as compressors, pumps, electric motors, agricultural equipment, automotive fuel, and more.
Sam draws on his technical background in computer engineering to assist in the prosecution of U.S. and international patents.
As a legislative assistant with Michael Best Strategies, Alex collaborates with team members to serve clients with policy research, legislation tracking, meeting briefings, and memos on congressional committee hearings and public policy events. In this role, Alex ensures Strategies’ clients stay abreast of key political, policy, and regulatory events by managing communication including daily news updates and alerts.
Caleb draws on his training as a mechanical engineer to inform his patent prosecution work for client innovators who are developing new mechanical technologies. He is particularly experienced in preparing patent applications and responses to office actions. Prior to joining Michael Best, Caleb served as an engineering intern in the Power Tools Division of Snap-On Tools. He was also a research assistant at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Rapid Prototyping Center.
Aaron focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, from counseling clients as they acquire IP assets to defending against competitor claims. He brings both experience and creative thinking to matters such as obtaining patent protection for and enforcement of IP assets, both in the United States and globally, licensing client technology, including preparation and negotiation of agreements to advance business strategies and protect interests.
Jolly provides intellectual property counsel to clients launching brands, products, and designs.
Gilbert serves clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, with a focus on intellectual property.
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