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Michael J. Cherskov



Mr. Cherskov, a partner in the firm, holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, an M.S. in Science Communication from Boston University, and a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.
Both of his undergraduate and graduate theses concentrated on biomass-to-energy conversion technologies.

Mr. Cherskov is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and all state and federal courts.

Mr. Cherskov has expertise in prosecuting chemical, biotechnology, and mechanical engineering patent applications to issuance in such diverse areas as electric car electrode fabrication, composites, coal flotation methodologies, nuclear reactor targets and containment building structures, low-level waste containment, DNA sequencing, protein engineering, and plasmid/bacteriophage applications.

Mr. Cherskov also has extensive experience both in prosecuting trademark applications and in patent, copyright, licensing, and trade secret litigation matters.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cherskov was a science reporter/editor at major science publications in the United States, including Biotechnology News, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Industrial Research and Development Magazine (IR&D Magazine), and American Medical News.

Before becoming a patent lawyer, Mr. Cherskov was a guardian ad litem at Cook County Juvenile Court, Chicago.

Mr. Cherskov is an active member of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.

Mr. Cherskov enjoys the very highest Martindale-Hubbell rating awarded to individual attorneys (AV).

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