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Charles S. (Chuck) Sara is a registered patent attorney and the chair of the DeWitt Ross & Stevens Intellectual Property practice group in Madison, WI.  Chuck focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patents and trademarks, copyright matters, design patents, litigation, client counseling, and licensing and technology transfer issues.  He has handled a wide variety of patents covering monoclonal antibodies, food products, dog cages, fishing lures, hunting equipment, medical products and trees to name a few.  He also helps protect names (trademarks), and books, music and software (copyrights).


Chuck is the author of the chapter on patents in the Wisconsin Attorneys Desk Reference and a frequent guest speaker on the topics of intellectual property and licensing law. He received his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law (Virginia) in 1981, an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1972, and has a dairy science background from Virginia Tech.  Prior to law school, Chuck taught at a high school military school in Virginia where he also coached football and wrestling.


When not practicing law or being with his family, Chuck is an avid photographer, likes to ski and bike, and is still struggling to learn the guitar.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 100%

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DeWitt Ross & Stevens

Two East Mifflin Street
Madison, WI, 53703-2889


WIGood Standing198703/01/2015
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2003
Top LawyersMadison MagazineN/A
Top LawyersMadison MagazineN/A
Top LawyersMadison MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property GroupDeWitt Ross & Stevens, S.C.1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Dane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Licensing Executives SocietyMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Cheese ReporterWhy Trademark Your Product?…Protecting Your Brand Assets2007
Wisconsin Attorneys Desk ReferencePatents ChapterN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityDairy ScienceN/A1976
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Medical & Biotechnology Association Annual Meeting 2008Foreign Patenting Procedures and Licensing2008
Crawford County Inventors and Entrepreneurs ClubElements of Intellectual Property2008