About the Authors


Derek C. Stettner

Derek Stettner is a partner in Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Practice Group focusing his practice on intellectual property and information technology matters and has over 20 years of experience in patent prosecution and technology transfer and licensing.

He secures patent, copyright, and other intellectual property protection for electrical, computer, software, business method, and mechanical inventions. Mr. Stettner regularly provides or assists with invention harvesting, patent portfolio management and strategy, IP due diligence, product clearance, and litigation support.



Andrew T. Dufresne, Ph.D.

Andrew Dufresne is an attorney in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP where he focuses on intellectual property law. Dr. Dufresne has experience with patent prosecution, reexamination, and post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; patent litigation matters in federal court at the trial and appellate levels; and strategic counseling in other patent-related matters, including patentability and freedom-to-operate assessments.



Gregory T. Helding

Greg Helding is an attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Michael Best’s Milwaukee office.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Helding worked for 16 years in the telecommunications industry as a network and systems engineer for both consumers and providers of networking and internet services.



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