Charles Sara

Partner at DeWitt LLP

A former English teacher, football and wrestling coach at Fork Union Military Academy, VA, Charles (Chuck) Sara followed an unusual path to IP law. After teaching, he spent a few years in the Dairy Science Department at Virginia Tech before turning to law school, where his science background helped to develop his niche in intellectual property. He earned a JD from George Mason University School of Law, a BA from the University of North Carolina and attended Virginia Tech, where he completed degree work towards a master’s in dairy science.

He has more than 30 years of experience in:

  • US and foreign intellectual property;
  • patent prosecution, protection and litigation;
  • patent infringement and validity opinions;
  • trademark prosecution, protection and litigation;
  • copyright prosecution, protection and litigation; and
  • licensing and technology transfer.

As a registered patent attorney, Mr Sara helps clients, large and small, domestic and foreign. His patent expertise focuses on:

  • biotechnology;
  • animal and plant agriculture;
  • dairy and cheese science;
  • medical products;
  • food and nutrition;
  • pharmaceuticals; and
  • mechanical arts, including sporting goods, automotive parts, hunting fishing equipment and construction.

Client recommendations

I have had the privilege of working with Chuck Sara for several years, both directly as his client for biotechnology intellectual property matters, and in the leadership role he played in building the Wisconsin Biotechnology Association. He is one of the most responsive, trustworthy, competent professionals I’ve ever met, always going beyond the call of duty – often at his own expense – and always making his clients’ best interests his top priority.

Chuck Oehler, chair and CEO, Primorigen Biosciences Inc

Professional associations

  • AIPLA
  • BioForward Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation

Firm details

DeWitt LLP
2 E Mifflin Street
Suite 600
Madison WI 53703
United States

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