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Jill Gilbert Welytok

About Jill Welytok

About me

Jill Welytok is a registered patent attorney and CPA, and currently represents over 200 patent and trademark clients including federal government research entities, diversified manufacturing corporations and entrepreneurial start-ups which have obtained investment capital.


Jill is the author of several internationally published books on intellectual property, tax and technology related topics, which have been recognized by members of the U.S Senate and the former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


 Her most recent books are The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade secrets and Licensing (Penguin/Putnam Press 2004) and Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies (Wiley & Sons 2006).

Jill's areas of expertise include:


  • Patent and Trademark Prosecution- Domestic and International
  • Patent and Trademark Portfolio Management and Strategic Development
  • Software and Technology Agreements
  • Structuring of Entrepreneurial Business Ventures
  • Patent, Trademark Copyright Enforcement/Litigation
  • Development of Intellectual Property Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Ms. Welytok has participated in copyright litigation matters involving the music and movie industries. She holds a J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago, where she was on the Law Review, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Marquette University. Ms. Welytok also holds an LL.M. in Taxation. She was formerly a tax consultant with the predecessor firm to Ernst & Young. She speaks on corporate and nonprofit governance issues and on taxation issues relevant to intellectual property transactions. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Tax Court and in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Exemplary Patents (Issued and Pending):

  • Software systems and business methods for processing certificates and gift cards
  • Robotic systems and methods
  • Medical devices and bio-informatics
  • Devices involving molding, stamping and extrusion methods
  • Systems for verifying accuracy of data and data mining
  • Gaming systems and devices
  • Consumer and industrial electronic devices
  • Safety and tooling devices
  • Environmental remediation systems
  • Conveyor and transport systems
  • Infrared Technologies
  • Analytic systems for measuring liquids, solids and gasses

Ms. Welytok is currently co-authoring the Independent Inventor with Louis Foreman, the producer of the Emmy Award winning Everyday Edisons television show.

Published Books:

The Independent Inventor: Bringing Innovations to Market in Tough Economic Times (Workman Publishers, expected release date: February 2009)

Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies (Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006)

Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Licensing (Penguin/Putnam Press July 2004)

QuickBooks Bible (Wiley & Sons Publishers) Bestseller List, 1999, 2002, 2004

The Online Investing Bible (IDG Books Worldwide Publishers, 2001)

Opening Your First Online Investing Account (IDG Books Worldwide Publishers, 2001)

MGI PhotoSuite IV for Dummies (IDG Books Worldwide Publishers, 2000)

PCAnywhere for Dummies (IDG Books Worldwide Publishers, 2000)

How to Do Everything With Your Scanner (McGraw Hill Publishers, 2002)

Teach Yourself TurboTax in 24 Hours (Macmillan Publishers, 1999) Bestseller list

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