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Attorney Joseph Miotke Reappointed to Wisconsin State Public Defender Board

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – Today DeWitt LLP law firm announced that on March 23, 2021 the Wisconsin Senate unanimously confirmed DeWitt attorney Joe Miotke’s reappointment by Governor Tony Evers to the Wisconsin State Public Defender Board. 

Miotke was first appointed to the State Public Defender (“SPD”) Board by Governor Scott Walker in 2017.  The SPD Board provides ultimate oversight over Wisconsin’s unified SPD system, which provides legal representation to the indigent in all of Wisconsin’s seventy-two (72) counties.  Miotke is proud to continue serving Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents and ensure equal access to justice for all Wisconsin residents. 

Miotke is a licensed patent attorney and serves as the Co-Chair of DeWitt’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group.  For more than twenty years Miotke has distinguished himself as a leading IP litigator, patent attorney, and IP strategist.  Recognized by leading IP publications as among the top patent attorneys and IP attorneys in the United States, he has worked across a wide spectrum of patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark matters involving technologies ranging from artificial intelligence and machine learning to energy production and hydraulic fracturing.  He speaks across North America and publishes frequently on IP-related matters. He has extensive experience with patent and other IP Litigation as well as with IP transactional and strategy matters including IP monetization.

Miotke earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and a B.S. in Civil Engineering, from Marquette University.  He is a Past-President of the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association, serves as the national chair for IP Basic Education for the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and serves on the leadership of the Wisconsin Chapter of LES.  Miotke further guides one of the largest k-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) education programs in the United States through serving on a volunteer basis as the Statewide Leadership Chair of Project Lead The Way in Wisconsin.

About the Author

Michelle joined DeWitt in January 2011 as the Director of Marketing. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the firm.

She has more than 19 years of experience in the legal marketing industry.  Michelle is a proud veteran of the United States Army Military Intelligence Corps where she served four years on active duty as an Arabic Linguist, with an emphasis in Egyptian dialect.

For more information about this article please contact Michelle Friedman, Marketing Director, by email or by phone at (262) 754-2877.

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