Michael J. Ries, BSE, JD, LL.M.

847-922-0093 • mikeries@aol.comwww.michaelries.com


Michael Ries & Associates, Chicago, Illinois                  

Intellectual Property Attorney & Patent Attorney

Patent and trademark applications: preparation, filing and prosecution. Patent work Domestic and Foreign including electric control circuits and electrical systems. Draft Patent Amendments in response to Office Actions including electrical and mechanical arts. Draft Trademark Amendments in response to Office Actions. Client counseling on intellectual property matters. Prepare and draft technology agreements including licensing, confidentiality and compensation.  Prosecution experience in the following technical fields: electrical, electric circuits and electronic devices, telecommunication and mobile network systems, LCD (liquid crystal display) devices, semiconductor design and fabrication.  Further, prosecutes patents in chemical processing, medical devices, mechanical, electro-mechanical, business method and Internet related technology areas.  Some  countries where I have prosecuted U.S. originating Foreign patents:  Russian Federation, Ukraine, Eurasia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Poland.  Some countries where I have prosecuted foreign originating U.S. patents:  Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Austria, Norway and Canada. 


State of Illinois.

District of Columbia.

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Registered Patent Attorney.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Supreme Court of the United States.


Masters of Law in Intellectual Property with Honors    

The John Marshall Law School, LL.M. Program

Cumulative GPA 3.6  Coursework including: Trademark Law and Practice, International Trademark Law, Licensing, Y2K Law and Issues, Substantive Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Advanced Patent Application Drafting, Patent Office Practice, Advanced Claim Drafting Workshop, Comparative and International Patent Law, Web E-Commerce Law and Patenting Methods of doing Business over the Internet. 

Juris Doctor

The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Dean’s Honor List with a 3.4 GPA in spring 1996.

Bachelor of Science- Engineering       Alumni News

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science courses taken include the following: Electrical and Computer Engineering 372 Electric Circuits. Electrical and Computer Engineering 373 Electrical Engineering Lab I. Electrical and Computer Engineering 374 Electrical Devices and Systems. Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Lab II. Computer Science 211 Fortran for Numerical Methods. Selected to Dean's Honor List in 1985 and 1986. Awarded the College of Engineering Meritorious Service Scholarship. Recipient of the Teaching Assistant Development Award. Project Leader for the Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Car Project (S.A.E.).


Masters of Science Computer Science

DePaul University School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information System

Structured Programming Using C++ Topics include: data types, control structures, character string processing, array processing, functions and structures.

Computer Information Systems: Web Development

Web authoring and Internet technology. HTML, Web authoring tools, Web design, and home page construction. CGI scripts, JavaScript, JavaTM, Web hosting, content management, Web security, and Internet protocols and applications. Web site selection and hosting, deployment, maintenance, and integration of corporate enterprise systems into Web site access.

Software and Internet Patents Seminar

Current case law and review of recent Amazon.com and Priceline.com patents.

Intellectual Property Law Conference

Patent Claim Drafting, Internet Developments, Domain Name Dispute Resolution, IP Asset Management, Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law.


American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Member

American Intellectual Property Association Member

Intellectual Property Law Society of Chicago; Chair International Patent Committee