Michael Best & Friedrich LLP: Pleased to announce David J. Trautschold has been elevated to associate

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Jennifer R. Rupkey

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Milwaukee, WI (August 17, 2012) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce David J. Trautschold has been elevated to an intellectual property associate in the firm’s Milwaukee office, effective August 1, 2012. Prior to receiving his law degree, Trautschold worked as a Patent Engineer at Michael Best with a focus on mechanical technologies. His experience extends to wireless timing and messaging systems as well as banking and insurance transactions.

Trautschold received his B.S. from Marquette University in 2006 and earned his J.D. in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

About Michael Best’s Patent Engineer Program

Michael Best is one of the first firms in the nation to offer a Patent Engineer Program. The program attracts engineers and scientists that are versed in the latest technologies and technical developments, and are trained in patent prosecution and other intellectual property matters. These highly qualified engineers and scientists have a broad range of technical and scientific backgrounds to assist the attorneys in many aspects of patent prosecution and other intellectual property matters. As a result, they provide clients with superior work product while offering significant cost savings.

About Michael Best

Founded in 1848, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading Midwestern law firm. Michael Best has 220 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois. Michael Best provides a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis in areas including: intellectual property, general corporate, labor & employment, environmental, real estate, litigation, tax, and wealth planning services.