Christopher M. Scherer, a partner of DeWitt LLP and co-chair of the company’s intellectual property (IP) Group, was recently recognized by Lexology in its 2019 Client Choice Awards-Excellence in Client Service.
Scherer’s domestic and international practice involves all facets of IP law, especially patent and trademark prosecution. In particular, he is skilled in electrical and electronic circuits and systems, computer software, medical devices, medical patient monitoring and treatment technology, device fabrication, optical devices and systems, and mechanical devices. Scherer also serves as in-house corporate counsel on a contract basis for clients, where he manages IP portfolios, outside counsel and any litigation matters which may arise.
His clients include universities, small and large corporations, privately held businesses, and foreign law firms. He is actively involved in the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and serves on the AIPPI-US National Steering Committee. The Executive Committee of AIPPI has also appointed Scherer to its International Standing Committee on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Scherer, who earned his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School, and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Marquette University, is a prolific speaker having given dozens of presentations to a variety of groups on the topic of IP law, and created and taught an Intellectual Property Law course in the Marquette College of Engineering. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA), and he is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA). He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.
The Client Choice Awards recognize partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ businesses, above and beyond other players in the market. Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Client Choice Awards recognized 369 winners across 67 jurisdictions worldwide, which included 160 winners across 30 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces.
Education: J.D. from the John Marshall Law School
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