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The Advanced Guide to Understanding the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) Under the European Patent System
Later this year the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) will come into effect, which will impact all users of the European patent system. This webinar will provide an overview of the new legal system and strategic considerations.
Prior Art & White Space Analytics
Prior art and white space analytics are a lesser known analytics discipline, but are very powerful when executed correctly. This program will discuss these and how they are prepared.
5 Patent Prosecution Tips for Polymer Tech
Obtaining patent protection for inventions including chemical features has important differences from other subject matter. Learn how to maximize your chances of obtaining broad protection.

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Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
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Past Experience

John Fischer is a Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner currently practicing in the areas of computer software, hardware, business methods, and medical device technologies. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from St. Cloud State University (B.S., magna cum laude) and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. While at William Mitchell, John was a member of the William Mitchell Law Review. Prior to joining Schwegman, John worked as a software engineer and database administrator in a variety of industries including defense, telecommunications, and online business. John is admitted to the bar in Minnesota.


William Mitchell College of Law 
St. Paul, MN, 2005, J.D.

St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN, 1996
B.S., Computer Science; Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Addmissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Past Experience
Past Experience
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, Software Engineer
McLeodUSA, Software Engineer/Database Administrator
Parsons Technology, Software Engineer
Rockwell Collins, Project Manager