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Serene R. Sahar



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).


Recent matters include:

  • Conducted clearance investigations and provided invalidity/non-infringement opinions for manufacturers of power tools and kitchen equipment
  • Prosecuting patents in multiple jurisdictions for manufacturers of medical equipment, office furniture, commercial refrigeration equipment, excavation equipment, and dental equipment
  • Conducted patentability investigations and drafted utility patent applications for manufacturers of mining equipment and building equipment
  • Conducted clearance and patentability investigation, and prepared provisional patent application for manufacturer of lighting equipment

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association



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