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Five Quarles & Brady Attorneys Listed in IAM Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that partners Jean C. Baker, Bennett J. Berson, Charles L. Leeck, Carl R. Schwartz, and Anthony A. Tomaselli have been listed in the 2015 guide of IAM Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

The guide was developed through research and interviews conducted by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) over a period of five months. The guide contains only the best in licensing, litigation, and patent prosecution.

Baker practices in the firm's Milwaukee office. She focuses her practice in the area of patent, trademark, and copyright law, with experience in drafting and prosecuting chemical and biotechnological patent applications and patentability and infringement opinions. Her technical background includes practical experience in molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, and the analysis of corn-to-ethanol technology. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2005–present: Biotechnology Law/Patent Law) and Chambers USA® (2006–present: Intellectual Property), has been named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal, and is Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated. Baker earned her law degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, her doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Georgia, and her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia.

Berson practices in the firm's Madison office. He counsels clients on a full range of intellectual property issues, particularly in devising and implementing global patent and trademark protection strategies for high technology companies; advising on cutting-edge technical fields of biotechnology, biomass-based, and microbial biofuels technologies; developing pre- and post-acquisition strategies for integrating critical technology from competitors; and obtaining, defending, and operating in the field of next-generation nucleic acid sequence analysis technologies. He has been listed in Chambers USA® (2011–2014: Intellectual Property) and The Best Lawyers in America® (2008–present: Litigation – Patent/Patent Law/Trademark Law) and has been named to Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (Intellectual Property). Berson earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, his master's in Oncology from the University of Wisconsin, and his bachelor's degree from Haverford College.

Leeck practices in the firm's Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the biochemical, pharmaceutical, and chemical arts in the United States and abroad, counseling and preparing opinions in patent matters, and performing intellectual property evaluations, audits, and due diligence reviews. He has extensive experience in patent law, including strategic patent portfolio development, patent landscape analysis, designing suitable filing strategies, drafting U.S. and foreign patent applications, and supervising foreign patent counsel. His experience also includes providing opinions pertaining to patentability, infringement, and validity, as well as advising clients on freedom to operate issues. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013–present: Patent Law) and has been named to Wisconsin Super Lawyers—Rising Stars (Intellectual Property). Leeck earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, his doctorate from Purdue University, and his bachelor's degree from Wartburg College.

Schwartz practices in the firm's Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice primarily in the area of intellectual property, with particular emphasis on patent clearance; chemical, biological, mechanical, and design patent prosecution; trademark clearance and prosecution; and advertising law. He also has extensive experience in associated matters, such as the handling of a wide range of intellectual property rights in mergers and acquisitions, the licensing of intellectual property rights, and copyright matters. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (1991–present: Biotechnology Law/Copyright Law/Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent / Patent Law/Trademark Law) and is Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated. Schwartz earned his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, his bachelor of science degree, highest honors, from Washington University, and his bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, from Washington University.

Tomaselli practices in the firm's Madison office. He is chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Team and has substantial experience in all types of intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, licensing, and restrictive covenant disputes. He has represented clients in state and federal courts from Delaware to California. His experience includes representing companies in the areas of biotechnology, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and technology. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013–present: Litigation – Intellectual Property), Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (Intellectual Property Litigation), and IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2013, 2014); named as Best Lawyers® 2014 Madison Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year”; and is Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated. Tomaselli earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and his bachelor's degree, with honors and distinction, from the University of Wisconsin.

About IAM Patent 1000 2015
IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, is the guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in 41 of the world’s key jurisdictions. IAM Patent 1000 remains the only one-stop-shop guide exclusively dedicated to listing, and writing about, best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation practitioners on a global basis.