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.
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.
In today’s rapidly changing market, you need an intellectual property team that will enhance and safeguard your competitive position. Our nationally recognized IP practice offers three key advantages: we know your business; we understand your technology; and we have the advocacy skills to help you develop, manage, and protect your intellectual assets.
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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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Abby brings a robust background in legislative matters to her role with Strategies. She provides a full range of government relations and public policy strategy services to clients, focusing on driving successful legislative and regulatory change.
Chris applies the knowledge, experience and perspective gained as a corporate lawyer for two law firms highly regarded in the venture capital industry to a corporate law practice focused on emerging company matters. He has considerable experience representing both public and private companies in a wide range of industries in sophisticated venture capital matters and transactions. Christopher has participated in Venture Best webinars, speaking on topics such as employment law and IP protection.
Kelly’s primary responsibilities include the preparation of patent documents for submission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and communication with international associates in regard to foreign patent filings and related matters. Kelly served as an Intellectual Property Assistant at Michael Best from 2000-2003. Prior to returning to the firm in 2011, she worked as a technical writer and business process specialist in gas, steam and generator engineering for Siemens Energy.
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 clients in the therapeutics and pharmaceutical area in their product life cycles from discovery to development to manufacturing and marketing. She also provides patent strategic advice in regulatory aspects such as Food and Drug Administration Orange Book listing and Hatch-Waxman patent term extension.
Clients look to Sara for her efficient approach and creative problem solving related to a diverse range of labor and employment issues. She provides thoughtful analysis in her work counseling employers involved in federal, state and administrative litigation.
Ted is an accomplished trial lawyer and lead partner in Michael Best’s Litigation practice group. An outstanding business litigator, Ted has tried and argued complex, non-routine commercial disputes throughout Wisconsin and the United States. He has established a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for clients on their most challenging, high-value matters.
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