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AREAS OF PRACTICE

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LEGAL EDUCATION

J.D. – Unversity of Wisconsin Law School.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Ph.D. – Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL — Computer Science

M.S. –  Unversity of Wisconsin at Milwaukee — Computer Science

B.S. –  University of Wisconsin – With Distinction

HIGH-TECH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

BUSINESS LAW — ENTREPRENUER LAW

LEGAL EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI — J.D. Degree.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL — Ph.D., Computer Science; University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee — M.S., Computer Science; University of Wisconsin — B.S., with Distinction.

LEGAL ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Wisconsin 1996 and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin 1996; State Bar of Oregon, 1997 (Inactive), State Bar of Illinois 1997 and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1997; Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Founder and CEO Lesavich High-Tech Law Group, S.C., 2013 —; (firm relocated from Chicago)

Founder and CEO, Lesavich High-Tech Law Group, P.C., Chicago, Illinois 2002—2013; Partner, 2000-2002 and Associate, 1997-1999, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Chicago, Illinois; Associate, 1996-1997 and Technical Consultant for Computer-Related Intellectual Property Issues, 1995, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Winston LLP, Portland, Oregon.

SELECTED LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

“It May Now Take Robotic Vision to Determine When a Software Invention is Actually Ready for Patenting,” IP & Technology Law Journal, November 2001, at 1; “Protecting Digital Content in a Peer-to-Peer World,” IP & Technology Law Journal, November 2000, at 12; “Keystroke Spies: Conflicting Privacy Rights,” Nat. L.J., May 22, 2000, at A23; “Case Adds Uncertainty to Web Copyright Laws,” Nat. L.J., January 31, 2000, at C9; “The New Japan-U.S. Patent Agreements: Will They Really Protect U.S. Patent Interests in Japan?” 14 Wis. Int’l L.J. 155, 1995.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Engineer, U.S. Robotics, Skokie, Illinois; Received U.S. Robotics Software Quality Award; Member, Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Naperville, Illinois; Received AT&T Network Architecture Award and AT&T Bell Labs Software Quality Awards; Software Engineer, Unico, Inc., Franksville, WI.  Selected Technical Publications.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon; Oregon Center for Advanced Technology Education, Beaverton, Oregon; Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

AWARD-WINNING AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

Co-author of the award-winning and best-selling book: The Plastic Effect:  How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards.

OTHER

Founder, Coconut Avenue, Inc.; Accredited Corporate Speaker (CS), International Association of Corporate Speakers (IACS); Former Legal Advisor, Board of Directors, Assisi Software Corporation, Troutdale, Oregon; Former Board of Directors Member, Blues Heaven Foundation, Chicago, Illinois; Alpha Zeta; Gamma Sigma Delta; Alpha Gamma Rho.

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