MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – Today DeWitt LLP announced its Partner, Christopher M. Scherer, was appointed by the State Bar of Wisconsin to its Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section Board of Directors for a three-year term ending July 1, 2023.
Scherer 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 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 its International Standing Committee on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
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 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), and American Bar Association (ABA). He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.