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The Right Way to Calculate Due Dates in Europe and China
If you are docketing in China or Europe, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.
Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool
Join us as our panel discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible.
IP Punch List for Software Companies
The Software field is a dynamic growing area. This webinar will focus on the challenges that software companies face in protecting their innovations both in the US and in other important jurisdictions.
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Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary "Advanced PCT Training" seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards.
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Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
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Past Experience

John Fischer is a Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner currently practicing in the areas of computer software, hardware, business methods, and medical device technologies. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from St. Cloud State University (B.S., magna cum laude) and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. While at William Mitchell, John was a member of the William Mitchell Law Review. Prior to joining Schwegman, John worked as a software engineer and database administrator in a variety of industries including defense, telecommunications, and online business. John is admitted to the bar in Minnesota.


William Mitchell College of Law 
St. Paul, MN, 2005, J.D.

St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN, 1996
B.S., Computer Science; Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Addmissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Past Experience
Past Experience
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, Software Engineer
McLeodUSA, Software Engineer/Database Administrator
Parsons Technology, Software Engineer
Rockwell Collins, Project Manager