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Seasoned Intellectual Property Attorney Paul Onderick Joins DeWitt

GREEN BAY | MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – Today DeWitt LLP law firm announced partner Paul Onderick joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as a member of its Intellectual Property Group.

Dr. Onderick, who is also a licensed Optometrist, assists clients with protecting, developing, and managing their patent portfolios.   His experience as a licensed optometrist benefits many of his clients who seek to protect innovations in technologies that relate to his background in optometry, including optical products such as microscopes and digital projectors, clinical and surgical instruments and related products, heads-up and night vision displays, and laser-refractive technologies.  In addition to his work related to ophthalmic and surgical inventions, Dr. Onderick also works with manufacturers who develop automated and robotic manufacturing equipment, biomedical instruments, minimally invasive catheters and other medical devices.   In the area of mechanical devices, he has assisted numerous clients with obtaining patent protection for their intellectual property. 

He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, an O.D. from Indiana University, and a B.S. in Optometry from Indiana University.  He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, before the Minnesota Supreme Court, U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  He also has argued appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Dr. Onderick is a member of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association.  Additionally, he is a former member of the Board of Directors for Central Minnesota Legal Services and is an active volunteer with Children’s Law Center of Minnesota and with the White Bear Center for the Arts. 

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DeWitt LLP was founded in 1903 and is one of the 10 largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota.  It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Green Bay, Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in a variety of legal areas including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family business, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law.  More information is available at


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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 20 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.

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