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Scherer Recognized for Excellence in Intellectual Property Client Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2019

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michelle M. Friedman
262-754-2877 / mmf@dewittllp.com

SCHERER RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLIENT SERVICE

MILWAUKEE|MADISON|MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP (DeWitt) today announced its partner Christopher M. Scherer, Co-Chair of DeWitt’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group, was recognized by Lexology in its 2019 Client Choice Awards – Excellence in Client Service.

The Client Choice Awards recognize those partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ businesses, above and beyond other players in the market. Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Client Choice Awards recognized 369 winners across 67 jurisdictions worldwide, which included 160 winners across 30 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces.

About Christopher Scherer

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 the AIPPI-US National Steering Committee.  The Executive Committee of AIPPI has also appointed Scherer to its International Standing Committee on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Scherer, who earned his J.D. from the 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), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA).  He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.

About DeWitt

DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota.  It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including civil rights litigation, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family law, government relations, health care, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, litigation, real estate and tax law.  More information is available at dewittllp.com.

About 2019 Client Choice Awards Methodology

Research for the awards begins with a readership survey of in-house counsel subscribers to Lexology, and also gathers feedback at several international in-house counsel events.  Clients are asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics. To ensure that the results cannot be influenced, law firms are not informed when this initial round of research is conducted. The results of the survey are used to draw up shortlists for each work area. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to submit up to five referees. The research team conducts follow-up interviews and additional research where necessary.

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