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Silas B. Petrie*

Patent Engineer

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Silas is a Patent Engineer in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. He works with Michael Best attorneys to prepare and prosecute patent applications in the U.S. and around the globe.

He has experience working with a variety of mechanical and electrical technologies, including control systems, sensing devices, motor control devices, 3D printers, and information software, as well as materials science.

Prior to joining the firm, Silas was an application engineer with Rockwell Automation.

Honors & Recognitions

Winner of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Student Start-up Challenge. Silas was selected from a pool of 300+ applicants to develop his invention for a bicycle lock product and successfully launched a company to sell his product.

Professional Activities

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