Joseph M. Butscher / Shareholder
Joseph M. Butscher is a shareholder of the firm. He has extensive patent application drafting and prosecution experience. His practice also includes noninfringement/invalidity opinions, product clearances, evaluation of patented technology in connection with mergers and acquisitions, reexamination, reissues, licensing, and trademark prosecution.
Mr. Butscher has worked with various technologies in the fields of mechanical, electrical, and even chemical engineering, including a wide range of aeronautical, aerospace, and automotive technologies, mechanical fasteners and connectors, HVAC and air handling systems, electronic stock and options trading systems, medical devices, electrical connectors for use in a wide range of equipment, broadband communications chips and related systems, compressed gas storage and delivery systems, olefin polymerization systems, in-ear speakerphones and hearing aids, electronic dart games, and computer jukeboxes.
Mr. Butscher is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Lewis University, B.S., Physics (minors in mathematics and philosophy), 1997
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2000
Publications And Presentations:
Author, Suggestions For The Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Pilot Program, Intellectual Property Today Volume 12, No. 12 (December, 2005).
Speaker, The Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Program, Chicago Bar Association, February 28, 2006
Speaker, Recent Changes To Appeal And Continuation Practice, AIPLA Roadshow, April 7, 2006.
Author, Recent Changes To Appeal And Process, presented at AIPLA Roadshow, April 7, 2006