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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


Languages spoken: American Sign Language

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 80%
    27 years, 32 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 10%
    28 years, 300 cases
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
    27 years, 70 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred people to Jill. She is efficient, effective and provided prompt, practical help. I recommend her.


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  • Lewis A. Wasserman

    Jill Gilbert Welytok is an exceptional patent attorney. She is helping inventors realize success. I admire her determination and extraordinary work ethic and I heartily endorse this lawyer's work.


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Contact info

Absolute Technology Law Group

3316 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Mllwaukee, WI, 53208


WIGood Standing199206/05/2015
ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice198405/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in IL, 2000


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Illinois.

  2. Suspension
    issued in WI, 1999


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Jill’s comment: “In good standing in four jurisdictions, active in bar activities and deemed to be of good moral character by them. AVVO is unable to clarify its aging and reporting policies on this matter.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Attorney/Service ProviderMilwaukee Biz Starts2008
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Admission - U.S. Tax CourtUnited States Attorney General ourt2005
CertifedUnited StatesPatent and Trademark Office2004
Librarians Choice "The Entreprenuers Guide to Patents"National Librarians Associate1994
Law review,DePaul University, University of White WaterN/A
Innovation Champion AwardUniversity of WhitewaterN/A
Governors New Federal Contractor of Year AwardWisconsin GovernorN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderAbsolute Technology Law Group2005 - Present
Tax Litigation Attorney - AssociateBiegel and Sandler1986 - 1998
N/ATax Attorney Ernst & Young1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Bar Association - Member Benifits, Noninsurancecommittee member2010 - Present
Law Club of Chicagomember2009 - Present
Wisconsin Bar Association Insurance-Benefits CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Licensing Executives Societymember2009 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinSpeaker, State Continuing Education Seminars2005 - Present
Milwaukee Inventors Forum, Steering CommitteeCo-chair2003 - Present
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law AssociatonMember, sponsor2003 - Present
Milwaukee Bar Association, Lawyer Referral ServiceMember2002 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Tax CommitteeChair1998 - Present
Association of Women LawyersMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Wisconsin Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service MemberMemberN/A
Professional DimensionsMemberN/A
Wisconsin Bar AssociationMembership Benefits Committee2009 - 2010
Wisconsin State Bar Association - Member Benefits Advisory CommitteeCommittee member2009 - 2010
Milwaukee Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionCo-chair2004 - 2008
Wisconsin Institute of CPA'sMember2000 - 2008
Wisconsin Bar, Wisconsin Lawyer MagazineContributing Author1991 - 1996
DePaul Law ReviewEditor1984 - 1987
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Federal Contractor U.S. Military and Research InstitutionsN/A
Programming Plus Robotic SolutionsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Colorado Bar AssociationTaxation of Intellectual Property Update2010
The Independent Inventor: Bringing Innovations to Market in Tough Economic Times (Workman Publishers, expected release date: February 2009)The Independent Inventor: Bringing Innovations to Market in Tough Economic2008
Wiley Law PublicationsSarbannes Oxley for Dummies, 2d Edition2007
Wiley/AspenNonprofit Law and Governance for Dummies2006
Wiley Law PublicationsSarbannes Oxley for Dummies2006
Entreprenuers Guide to Patents, Trademarks..Berkley Press2004
Wisconsin LawyerWisconsin Durable Power of Attorney Act2003
Wisconsin LawyerLien Recovery Statute2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1987
DePaul University College of LawLaw reviewJD - Juris Doctor1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LEI-Taxation of Intellectual Property2010
Law Education InstitutePatent Law2009
National Law Education Institute, Vail ColoradoPatent Law for Litigators2008
Wisconsin State Bar AssociationSarbannes-Oxley2006
Nonprofit Law and GovernanceNonprofit Law and Governance2006
Milwaukee Bar AssociationTax Law Concepts for Patent Attorneys2006
Law Education InstituteTax Treatment of Intellectual Property2005