Boyle Fredrickson’s Smith Joins EAA Advisory Board

MILWAUKEE – Boyle Fredrickson intellectual property attorney Billie Jean Smith has joined the Advisory Board of the EAA Aviation Foundation’s Women Soar Society. The Women Soar Society was formed by the EAA Aviation foundation in 2019 and announced during AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. With a mission of supporting opportunities in aviation to reach women of all…

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Boyle Fredrickson Discusses Women in Engineering

MILWAUKEE – Boyle Fredrickson intellectual property attorney Billie Jean Smith spoke as a panelist about women in engineering, with a focus on gender diversity, to attendees of COMPSAC 2019 on Wednesday, July 17th at Marquette University. Billie was joined on this panel by other leading women with engineering backgrounds in their respective industries including, academia,…

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New USPTO Guidelines for Software Patent Eligibility

USPTO Releases New Guidelines on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Anyone who has had a patent application examined during the last few years in which software of any form is part of the invention can likely relate to the challenges that have accompanied such an application. In 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Alice Corp.…

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Boyle Fredrickson Supports Collegiate Entrepreneurs

MILWAUKEE – Keith Baxter, a Boyle Fredrickson shareholder, gave a presentation about innovation and intellectual property to college students competing in the 2019 WBIT (Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament). Keith also participated as a speed networking mentor for the students at the event. The WBIT is an entrepreneurship competition for undergraduate and graduate students in the UW…

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Brayer and Wong, Shareholder Promotions

MILWAUKEE – Boyle Fredrickson is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael S. Brayer to voting shareholder and the addition of Sarah M. Wong as a shareholder. Michael Brayer joined the firm in 2007 and specializes in technology patents. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a computer science degree, Brayer worked as a…

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Boyle Fredrickson Recognized as One of Milwaukee’s Largest Law Firms

MILWAUKEE – Boyle Fredrickson has been recognized as the 14th largest Milwaukee-area law firms by the Milwaukee Business Journal in its list of Largest Law Firms. Boyle Fredrickson currently has 26 IP attorneys and 42 local employees.   Milwaukee Business Journal – Book of Lists “Largest Law Firms” rankings are based on the number of…

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Consistency Is Key For Boyle Fredrickson’s 2019 Board Officers

Boyle Fredrickson, Wisconsin’s largest full-service intellectual property law firm, held its annual shareholders’ meeting on December 12, 2018. The shareholders voted to continue with the existing Board of Directors for 2019. The Board set the firm’s officers for 2019 with Jim Boyle, a founding member of the firm, as secretary, Mike Griggs as treasurer, and…

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Leading IP Attorney Billie Jean Smith Joins Boyle Fredrickson

Boyle Fredrickson, Wisconsin’s largest, full-service intellectual property law firm, announced today the addition of attorney Billie Jean Smith. Smith, one of the first female intellectual property attorneys in Milwaukee, has joined Boyle Fredrickson after spending more than 25 years at another top law firm in southeast Wisconsin, where she chaired the intellectual property law department.…

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Three Boyle Fredrickson Attorneys Named to WI Super Lawyers List

MILWAUKEE – Attorneys from Boyle Fredrickson have once again been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list for 2018. James Boyle, John Fredrickson and Andrew McConnell all represent the firm on the Intellectual Property Super Lawyers list. James Boyle and John Fredrickson were also recognized in the Intellectual Property Litigation category.   Super Lawyers is…

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Supporting High School Robotics Programs

Boyle Fredrickson is proud to sponsor FRC (FIRST® Robotics Competition) teams from Brookfield East and Central, Catholic Memorial, and Marquette University and Divine Savior Holy Angles (DSHA) high schools. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit organization that promotes extracurricular activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) areas. FIRST’s mission…

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