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.
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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Louise handles U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, due diligence, and enforcement, including opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has particular expertise with respect to trade dress protection and enforcement.
Brian helps companies obtain patent protection for their computer and software technologies. He works closely with client innovators to develop patent filing and portfolio strategies to achieve their business goals while staying within budget.
Brian handles U.S. and international patent drafting and prosecution in technical areas such as hardware, software, network infrastructures, semiconductors, telecommunications, mechanical devices, and consumer products. He also conducts patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and infringement analyses.
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Aleksandra supports the firm’s U.S. and international clientele with intellectual property and other legal matters. She is a seasoned translator and has experience translating English into Japanese and Japanese into English, allowing for ease of communication across for businesses working with the firm on both sides of the Pacific.
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Alison is a Patent Scientist who specializes in organic chemistry and general life sciences. She has particular experience in the areas of natural products synthesis, neurochemistry, small molecules, and pharmaceuticals. She assists with preparing and prosecuting patent applications for private companies, universities, and other clients.
Anthony is a Patent Scientist with Michael Best. His background encompasses the areas of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, and cancer drug development. He brings more than eight years of biomedical research experience to his role assisting clients with patent preparation and prosecution for life sciences inventions.
Josh co-manages the financial, operational, and administrative functions of the Intellectual Property practice group. His role supports the Firm’s strategic and operational goals. Josh draws on his years spent in public accounting and corporate strategy to bring experience in project and change management, process improvement, and financial analysis.
Deborah focuses her practice at the intersection of arts and creativity and is passionate about helping clients optimize their intellectual property rights and create brand value through building a community around core values.
John focuses on securing high-quality patent protection for software, computer, and digital technologies including innovations related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), authentication, database management, object detection, activity-tracking, signal processing, vehicle motor control, navigational interfaces, medical devices, blockchain, electronic gaming, and targeted advertising, among others. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, John also provides clients with patent portfolio counseling.
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