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.
To prevail in litigation, clients need exceptional representation both inside and outside the courtroom. With more than 40 lawyers and other professionals, our seasoned Litigation practice group provides battle-tested service and representation for nearly any type of dispute.
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Roy is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and leads the firm’s Construction Law Group.
Marcus focuses his practice on domestic and international patent prosecution directed to electrical and software technologies. He is experienced with a broad range of innovations, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity, cloud computing and systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), and telecommunications networks and systems.
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Sarah brings more than 20 years of experience with Michael Best to her role as an Intellectual Property Technology Specialist.
Sarah is responsible for administering the firm’s IP matter management platform, which involves extensive knowledge of the intellectual property landscape and the methods and tools necessary to manage work and projects in this area.
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Clients count on Glen for his sound legal advice, responsiveness and dedication regarding patent prosecution for the mechanical arts, including: motorcycles, refrigeration systems, vacuum cleaners, industrial pumps and compressors, air conditioning systems, and internal-combustion engines. Glen focuses on patent clearance as well as patent procurement. He works closely with clients to develop meaningful U.S. and international patent strategies that align with their business goals.
Teresa has more than 20 years of experience procuring patent protection in the area of life sciences, working with therapeutics and pharmaceutical clients in their product life cycles from discovery to development to manufacturing and marketing. She also provides strategic patent advice in regulatory matters such as Food and Drug Administration Orange Book listing and Hatch-Waxman patent term extension.
Erin assists with patent preparation and prosecution for electrical and electronic innovations. She has experience in several technology areas, including control systems, imaging systems, electrical and electromagnetic devices, and digital signal processing systems.
Joyce focuses her practice on commercial litigation. She represents individuals, small business, and corporate clients in a range of disputes encompassing product liability, toxic torts, and contract disputes. Joyce regularly defends product manufacturers as well as businesses in the construction, real estate, and insurance industries.
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