DeWitt’s Intellectual Property Practice Group Recommended by IAM Patent 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., and its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., today announced its inclusion in the world’s leading guide to Patent Professionals, the 2018 IAM Patent 1000. The guide recommends the Intellectual Property practice of the firm and its attorneys Joseph Miotke and Charles Sara as top patent practitioners in Wisconsin. In addition, Sara and Miotke, along with DeWitt, were also designated as “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, the definitive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers.

This year IAM Patent 1000 also recognized DeWitt as a Silver Status firm in its listing, describing the firm as one with “…an uncommon degree of autonomy to mold their service – and the fee structures attending it – around the individual needs of clients; cookie-cutter solutions are out and tailormade advice is in.”

IAM on Joseph Miotke, “…The diversity of the firm’s client base makes this all the more impressive and gives lawyers such as Joseph Miotke ample opportunity to showcase their range and versatility. Patent litigator, deal broker, commercial counsellor – Miotke is all these things, as well as a true community leader in Wisconsin who undertakes extensive extra-curricular work relating to innovation and entrepreneurship. Attentive to his clients’ every need, ’Joe works in a timely fashion and is always available – you never have to ask twice for something, he just delivers.’ In the past 12 months, much of his time has been devoted to negotiating IP-dense deals, often between international energy companies. ’He is a great resource when it comes to sales, licensing and joint development agreements to which intellectual property is of fundamental importance; he has a deep tactical playbook to get you to the end goal.’ In the context of freedom to operate studies, ’he is methodical and extremely thorough, and explains everything in plain English so you can understand the practical implications of the advice.’”

IAM on Charles Sara, “…Another name for the address book is Charles Sara, who focuses his attention on prosecution and transactions in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and nutrition and agriculture areas. A teacher and scientist before entering the law, he knows how to work with people and with technology – and get the best out of both.”

Created by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, IAM Patent 1000 identifies leading firms and individuals in all major areas of patent law and practice around the globe. Its extensive research process was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts and involved close to 1,500 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. The results are based on over 1,000 interviews, with both private practice and in-house professionals, and were carried out by our dedicated research team over the last four months.