Sometimes we’re asked what sets us apart from other IP firms. First and foremost, we LISTEN. It’s about YOU and YOUR BUSINESS, not us. You should never feel hurried.
Second, we love to teach. There’s a certain sense of satisfaction that comes with seeing an individual, start-up, or small business grow and flourish,and knowing that we helped that along. We will answer all your questions, help guide you through the legal process, make sure you are aware of your options along the way, and support you in choosing the path that makes the most sense for your business.
Third, unlike most law firms, we offer flat rates for patent & trademark application drafting and prosecution. You can budget your projects accordingly, without worrying about being charged for every 6 minutes of time.
We strive to be not only your legal counselor, but your trusted business partner as well. From individuals and start-ups to established companies, AMIP has the resources you need to help you succeed.
Rejean Morgan is the firm’s Managing Attorney. Rejean has been a patent agent since 2003 and a patent attorney since 2005. Having degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Medical Science, Rejean has a particular interest in medical devices, optics, lasers, and robotics. Prior to law school, Rejean worked as an electrical engineer for several years and is experienced in electrical devices and software applications. Rejean also is experienced in trademark and copyright law and assists writers and publishers in protecting their material.
Rejean graduated from Marquette University Law School, where she was a section editor of the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review and received the BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property. She has also written several articles regarding intellectual property law and speaks at various groups regarding business and intellectual property law. Rejean works closely with clients to determine appropriate IP protection strategies based on the individual client’s portfolio, goals, budget, and risk tolerance. Rejean can be contacted at Rmorgan@amiplaw.com.
Maria Olson joined the firm in 2012. Maria has worked as a patent attorney for over 15 years, and focuses her practice on helping clients protect their intellectual property assets through patents and trademarks. She has worked with businesses ranging from start-up distributors to global manufacturers, and spanning industries from automotive and industrial to medical devices.
As a registered patent attorney, Maria’s prosecution experience includes working with inventors beginning at the earliest stages of the patent process; from obtaining and evaluating technical disclosures, performing novelty searches, and rendering opinions on issues of patentability, patent landscape, validity and infringement, to preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications, both in the U.S. and internationally. Her patent prosecution experience includes work in the areas from materials science and chemistry, including polymers, synthetic resins and adhesives, to mechanical components and systems including power transmission, fluid handling, receptacles and packaging, and rotary shafts. Maria received her JD degree in 1995 from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she focused her studies on Intellectual Property.
Maria obtained a BS in Chemistry from DePaul University in Chicago, Ms. Olson spent 7 years working as a chemist focusing on the area of Quality Assurance in industries including personal care and foods, and became certified as a Quality Engineer. She understands the challenges facing businesses in terms of understanding and optimizing the value of their intellectual assets while minimizing the costs and risks associated with growing their business. Maria can be contacted at Molson@amiplaw.com.