Scherrer Patent & Trademark Law was established in 2009 by its founder, Stephen Scherrer, an intellectual property attorney with over ten years of experience protecting ideas and brands.
Although I have degrees in chemistry, I am primarily interested in general technology. Mt practice focuses on all areas of intellectual property protection, and I have experience in chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical, electrical and internet-related business method areas. Specifically, I have experience prosecuting and managing diverse patent portfolios that have both U.S. and foreign patents for several major companies and many small to medium-sized businesses. Further, I have counseled numerous clients on short-term and long-term patent strategies. I have drafted numerous patent applications and have issued several patentability, non-infringement and invalidity opinions for diverse technologies, including polymer chemistry, flexible film packaging, transaction cards, consumable beverage products, ink jet inks and cartridges, internet-based security protocols, and transportation-based technology.
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David Wolf, Estate planning Attorney
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I wholeheartedly endorse Stephen Scherrer. He makes what can be a complex and confusing area of law understandable and accessible for his clients. Whenever I have client with an intellectual property issue I refer them to Steve because I know that they will receive outstanding service.
Patrick Richards, Patent application Attorney
I worked with Steve at McDermott Will & Emery for almost 10 years. We were partners together in the intellectual property group and worked together to manage a number of client matters. Steve practices law the way I was taught to practice: with sharp technical knowledge; practical business sense; and with the client's best interests in mind at all times. Although we are no longer partners, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steve.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||11/21/2016|
|Registered Patent Attorney||Patents+TMS, P.C.||2008 - 2009|
|Partner||McDermott Will & Emery LLP||2000 - 2008|
|Associate Attorney||Patents+TMS, P.C.||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago||Member of inventor of the year committee||1999 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Indiana University School of Law||N/A||J.D./MSES||1998|
|Indiana University School of Law||Environmental Sciences||MS||1998|
|Benedictine College (Illinois)||Chemistry||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|