Serene provides clearance and validity opinions, and drafts and prosecutes patents for clients in a variety of manufacturing and medical industries.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Serene served as a law clerk for Honorable Judge Kevin E. Martens on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court and as an extern for Honorable Judge Charles Clevert of the United States District Court ─ Eastern District of Wisconsin. While in law school, she was an Intellectual Property Assistant in its Center for Education Research and a law clerk in the Office of General Counsel, helping provide legal advice to the Wisconsin State Universities and the Board of Regents. Through the Law & Entrepreneurial Clinic, she counseled start-up companies on businesses and legal issues. Serene also worked for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) where she developed graduate bioethics programs and intellectual property symposiums for the opening of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery (WID).