I practice exclusively in Intellectual Property (IP) law -- counseling, management, rendering opinions, training in preparing & prosecuting patent applications, as well as prosecuting electrical, software, electro-mechanical, and mechanical patent applications. Law degree in '93 from Marquette (Law Review). EE in '89 from UW-M (honors).
I am registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to forming ZPS in 2002, I practiced IP law at a number of downtown firms but was first introduced to a career in IP as an engineer at Caterpillar back in 1989. I have worked with the firm's clients for many years to form close business partnerships. Prior to law school, I worked was an electrical and software engineer at Eaton and Caterpillar.
ZPS specializes in flat fees and providing cost effective service to its customers. The office uses a paperless filing system and virtually all filings and communication are done electronically.
I was on the executive board of IEEE Milwaukee, and served as the Secretary, Vice-Chairperson/Program Chair, and Chairperson. I have lectured at IEEE on IP Law and served as Chair and co-Chair of the IP Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association. I frequently lecture at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on patent, trademark, and copyright law.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated attorney ("AV® Preeminent™ (5.0 out of 5) - An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence").