Accepting The Gavel: Attorney Peter Stomma Begins Term As Boyle Fredrickson President
Boyle Fredrickson recently named Peter C. Stomma as the firm’s new president, succeeding Andrew S. McConnell. Stomma first joined Boyle Fredrickson in 2001 as a shareholder. He has experience in all facets of intellectual property law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications both domestically and abroad.
McConnell began his term in 2006 and continues his full-time practice at Boyle Fredrickson with an emphasis in intellectual property prosecution, counseling and pre-litigation dispute resolution. “Andy has done a wonderful job guiding the firm over the past two years,” says Stomma. “Under his watch, Boyle Fredrickson has been very successful in helping clients manage their intellectual property assets. During my tenure, the firm will continue to provide the strategic client counsel and legal services needed in today’s challenging economic times.”
Stomma studied electrical engineering at both Vanderbilt University and Marquette University. He earned his law degree from Drake University and is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, several federal courts and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Stomma has also made multiple appearances before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, various U.S. district and state courts, and the Board of Patent Appeals. Stomma also guest-lectured at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Marquette University. He is a past president of the Marquette University Engineering Alumni Association, and he also serves as a member of the board of directors of St. Thomas More High School.
In addition to naming a new president, Boyle Fredrickson also recently elected to continue the terms of board members Michael J. Gratz (vice president) and Timothy E. Newholm (secretary). Succeeding Stomma in his former position as treasurer is newly appointed board member Keith M. Baxter.
About Boyle Fredrickson
Established in 1999, Boyle Fredrickson has grown to become Wisconsin’s largest intellectual property law firm. You’ve got ideas, we protect them.