Christopher Scherer

Attorney at DeWitt LLP

Christopher Scherer is the co-chair of DeWitt’s IP group and is also a member of the firm’s executive committee. His domestic and international practice involves all facets of IP law, especially patent and trademark prosecution. He 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. Additionally, in his capacity as in-house counsel, he works to implement legal policies and guidelines across multiple departments, negotiates agreements with licensors, licensees and suppliers, oversees document retention and assists with due diligence in negotiating the sale of companies.

He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and international patent applications, particularly for electrical and electronic circuits and systems, computer software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, medical devices, medical patient monitoring and treatment technology, device fabrication, optical devices and systems, security notes and mechanical devices.

Mr Scherer manages several domestic and international trademark portfolios and administers domestic trademark portfolios for foreign clients as well. His experience with global design patent prosecution includes Hague Convention filings and managing a portfolio for a major, international fashion industry company.

He successfully negotiated a settlement in a trademark opposition matter between the defendant client, a regional winery, and the largest privately held winery in the world. The settlement was fashioned such that the client reserved trademark rights to enforce on a third winery that was infringing the client’s trademarks.

Mr Scherer earned a JD from the University of Illinois – Chicago’s John Marshall Law School and a BS in electrical engineering from Marquette University.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law

Firm details

DeWitt LLP
13835 Bishop’s Drive
Suite 300
Brookfield WI 53005
United States

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