MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced it has elected Christopher M. Scherer to its Executive Committee effective January 1, 2021. The role of DeWitt’s Executive Committee is to oversee and hold accountable the firm’s management team, including the President and Managing Partner. This includes providing feedback and opinions about the management team’s sustainability and growth strategies, operational plans, budgets, financial performance, and risk assessments.
Scherer, who joined DeWitt in 2016, is the Co-Chair of DeWitt’s IP Group. His 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 for a Kenosha-based manufacturing company.
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 its International Standing Committee on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the IP and Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and is a past President of the Wisconsin IP Law Association (WIPLA). He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the American Bar Association (ABA).
Scherer, who earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois – Chicago’s 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 served as an adjunct professor in the Marquette University College of Engineering, where he created and taught an IP management course for graduate students. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and in the international IP publications IAM1000 and IP Stars. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois. Scherer is a resident of Muskego.