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Jonathan is a partner in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, and is a member of the Intellectual Property, Life Sciences and Venture Best teams. He counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property law with a particular expertise of patent prosecution at the intersection of life sciences and information technology. Jonathan continues to maintain a significant knowledge base regarding advancing technologies, having recently completed a Master's degree in Bioinformatics. He has:

  • Drafted patent applications for DNA melting curve analysis software, biotech and medical device software, impedance spectroscopy processes, pharmaceutical delivery systems, varied electrical devices and processes, bioinformatics systems and software, computer hardware, RFID systems, biofuel analysis, biotechnology, virtual reality systems, medical informatics, medical devices, vehicle detection software, computer memory devices, chemical coatings, food processing machinery, and complex valve assemblies.

  • Counseled clients in protecting patentable subject matter in biotechnology, including genomics, proteomics, and computer software.

  • Provided preliminary right to practice, patentability, invalidity, and noninfringement opinions and analysis to clients from Fortune 500 companies to independent inventors.

  • Counseled clients in protecting trademarks and copyrights.

  • Provided technical and strategic support for patent litigation relating to computer software, biotechnology, and PCR related technologies.


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 35%
    13 years, 200 cases
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Life Sciences: 15%
    13 years, 50 cases
  4. Venture Capital: 10%
    13 years, 5 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Sverre David Roang

    Jonathan is an excellent attorney, especially adept at patent applications and patent clearance opinions. He is thorough, bright, and a great guy.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

AlphaTech Counsel S.C.

P.O. Box 259870
Madison, WI, 53725


WIGood Standing200203/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
40 Under 40In Business Magazine2010
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Registered to Practice Before USPTOUnited States Patent and Trademark Office2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAlphaTech Counsel S.C.2011 - Present
PartnerMichael Best & Friedrich LLP2009 - 2011
Patent AttorneyWhyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC2005 - 2009
Patent Law ClerkUnisys Corporation2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law AssociationPast President2011 - Present
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Madison Symphony Orchestra LeagueDirector and Assistant Vice President2009 - 2010
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law AssociationPresident-Elect2009 - 2010
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law AssociationOfficer, Secretary and Treasurer2006 - 2009
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Biotechnology CommitteeMember2006 - 2009
International Society for Computational BiologyMember2006 - 2009
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2002 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
System and method to improve the efficiency of synchronous mirror delays and delay locked loopsIssued Patent
Overflow detection and clamping with parallel operand processing for fixed-point multipliersIssued Patent
Automated Software for Beam Angle Selection in TeletherapyPending Patent Application
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawIntellectual Property ConcentrationJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Marquette UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Leadership ConferenceBecoming a Leader Through Board Membership2010
Innovation: Role of University, Industry and Intellectual Property LawInnovation: Role of University, Industry and Intellectual Property Law2010
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law AssociationPatentability of Business Methods and Software Post-Bilski2009
State Bar of Wisconsin: Intellectual Property AcademyIn the Wake of Bilski2009
Intellectual Innovation and IP Management: Business Practices to support Engineers and DesignersIntellectual Innovation and IP Management: Business Practices to support Engineers and Designers2009
Entrepreneurial Tool Kit SeriesIntellectual Property: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know2009
Wisconsin Entrepreneur's ConferenceCompany Building Blocks: Intellectual Property Strategies2008
Wisconsin Early Stage SymposiumIntellectual Property Strategy and Funding: What Early Stage Companies Need to Know2008
National Association of College and University Attorneys Fall ConferencePatent Law Update2008
Entrepreneurial Tool Kit SeriesIntellectual Property: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know2008
Wisconsin Early Stage SymposiumIntellectual Property Strategy: What Early Stage Companies Need to Know2007
Doing Business GloballyIntellectual Property In China: A Review and Comparison to Protection in the U.S.2007
Marquette UniversityPatenting and Publishing2006