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  1. Contracts & Agreements: 35%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 35%
    16 years, 20 cases
  3. Patent Application: 25%
    16 years, 500 cases
  4. Trademark Application: 3%
    16 years, 100 cases
  5. Trademark Infringement: 2%
    16 years, 10 cases


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500 Renaissance Dr., Suite 102
Saint Joseph, MI, 49085


MIActive And In Good Standing201011/03/2015
IAAuthorized to practice law199910/24/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200111/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1999
Order of BarristersOrder of Barristers1999
Honors GraduationDrake Law School1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselWhirlpool Corporation2006 - Present
Senior Patent AttorneyMaytag Corporation2003 - 2006
AssociateGardner Groff2002 - 2003
AssocaiteMorris, Manning & Martin, LLP2000 - 2002
AssociateZarley, McKee, Thomtee, Voorhees & Sease1999 - 2000
Law ClerkZarley McKee Thomtee Voorhees & Sease1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Berrien County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Michigan State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Association of Patent Law FirmsIn-house counsel member2007 - Present
Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoMember2006 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Fulton County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2003
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2002
Georgia State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember2001 - 2004
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2001 - 2004
Polk County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division CommitteeCo-chair for State Fair Event2000 - 2001
Iowa Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1999 - 2004
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionPresident - Drake Law School Section1998 - 1999
Order of the CoifMemberN/A
Order of BarristersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
PatentlyUsefulUSPTO Firefox Add-on2011
Executive CounselHard Times and Portfolio Management2010
International Trademark Association1999 Revision for IOWA Chapter of STATE TRADEMARK AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate1999
University of IowaBiomedical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Michigan IP RoundtableStrategically Positioning Your Patent Portfolio: Planning for Litigation2011
Corporate Counsel's IP Counsel ForumBest Practices and Ethical Considerations in IP Transactions2011
AIPF Annual MeetingBest Practices and Ethical Considerations in IP Transactions2011
CORPORATE COUNSEL’S SIXTH ANNUAL IP COUNSEL FORUMBlood from the Stone: Extracting Invention Disclosures from Busy Engineers2010
APLF's 2010 Annual MeetingManaging Your Clients and Relationships2010
APLF Roundtable EventHard Times and Portfolio Management2010
West Michigan IP ConferenceIP Discovery and Data Retention2009
West Michigan Corporate IP RoundtableSolving the USPTO Ethic's Puzzle: Do you REALLY know what the USPTO expects?2008
APLF's 2008 Annual MeetingBilling Practices2008
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago - Intellectual Property Section Webconference CallUSPTO Ethics Do you REALLY know what the USPTO expects?2007
Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association Annual MeetingForeign filing considerations and calculations2004