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.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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Stephen focuses his practice on corporate and transactional law as well as commercial litigation. He advises clients ranging from entrepreneurs to large corporations across industries, including consumer products, technology, marketing and advertising, and manufacturing. Stephen is a dedicated business partner who spends time getting to know his clients and understanding their unique goals and legal concerns before developing innovative solutions to achieve their objectives.
Clients rely on Ken to help them resolve complex intellectual property and commercial disputes. Drawing on a strong technical background, particularly in the electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical arts, Ken has successfully litigated patent infringement cases throughout the United States. He has represented clients in all phases of patent litigation and trial preparation.
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Victor represents clients in a broad scope of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. His experience in all facets of pre- and post-trial litigation encompasses pre-suit investigations and discovery, mediation, motion practice, and collecting on judgments.
Scott is an experienced intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on software, electronics, internet, medical device, telecommunications, cloud computing, financial, and semiconductor technologies.
Clients across multiple industries turn to Michael to coordinate their more complex business transactions. They value his quick assessment of issues and their implications, as well as his creative yet effective solutions to the many issues that arise during the course of a transaction.Michael’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, buyout transactions, securities regulation, and venture capital investment transactions.
Jodi assists in all aspects of United States and international patent and trademark prosecution, including filing patent applications for submission on behalf of a broad array of clients to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and international patent offices. Jodi regularly responds to actions and letters issued by the USPTO and international patent offices. She is responsible for preparing assignments and declarations, and priority documents.
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Louise focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress and copyright law. She handles all aspects of trademark selection and protection, including domestic 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. Louise also handles all aspects of trade dress and copyright prosecution, due diligence, and enforcement
Luis represents employers in a range of labor and employment matters and has developed a significant practice focusing on employee defection and recruitment, including litigating injunction and damage actions relating to: covenants not to compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition, trade secrets, duty of loyalty, the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, and state trade secrets and unfair competition statutes.
Clients look to Brent for assistance protecting patents and avoiding infringement of competitors’ products. Armed with a background in mechanical engineering, Brent has particular experience in product categories including power tools, mining equipment, motor vehicles, commercial cleaning systems, outdoor power equipment, and fluid pumps.
Chris is a partner focusing his intellectual property practice on domestic and international patent matters relating to mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical, materials science, software, and business method technologies. He also helps clients acquire and enforce United States and foreign trademark rights, copyrights and trade secrets, negotiates intellectual property licenses and technology transfers, and prepares patentability and non-infringement opinions. His work applies strategic planning to intellectual property protection to help clients achieve their business goals.
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