DeWitt Appoints Practice Group Chairs to its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group

Jan 25, 2021 | Michelle M. Friedman

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – Today DeWitt announced the appointment of partners Eric Chadwick, Joe Miotke and Harry Van Camp as Co-chairs of its Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Practice Group. 

The Co-chairs practice from DeWitt’s Minneapolis, Metro-Milwaukee, and Madison offices and the members of the IP Litigation Group represent clients nationally.

About Chadwick:

Chadwick, who is in the firm’s Minneapolis office, represents clients in various technology and commercial disputes throughout the U.S.  He works with his clients to achieve goal-oriented litigation.  Chadwick has taken ten cases to verdict, in matters ranging from life-saving medical devices to farming technology.  ​His IP litigation focus includes copyrights, IT software, licensing and technology transfers, medical devices, patents, trade secrets, trademarks.  Chadwick earned a J.D., ​cum laude, ​from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.  He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

About Miotke:

For more than twenty years Miotke, who is in DeWitt’s Metro-Milwaukee office, 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.  Miotke 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.

About Van Camp:

Van Camp has extensive experience litigating complex cases in state and federal court. After a jury returned a large verdict in favor of his client, the judge commented, “You should win the attorney-of-the-year award!” He has achieved numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts on behalf of clients. After receiving a favorable jury verdict, he was greeted in chambers by a judge who said, “Well, here comes the magician!”  His litigation focus includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, computer software, trade secrets, major business disputes, and environmental litigation.  Van Camp earned a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma City and a B.A. from the University of Denver and also attended the University of Oslo – Norway.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, Oklahoma Bar Association, and DeWitt’s Executive Committee.  In addition, Van Camp was a Co-founder of BOS (Business Owner Solutions) an organization of business owners and professionals formed to support small business entrepreneurs.

About DeWitt

DeWitt LLP was founded in 1903 and is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 120 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several 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