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Jill Welytok
Registered Patent Attorney, CPA

Jill WelytokJill Welytok is a registered patent attorney and CPA, and currently represents over two hundred patent and trademark clients including federal government research entities, diversified manufacturing corporations and entrepreneurial start-ups which have obtained investment capital. Jill serves a diverse client base including the Securities and Exchange Commission, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Jill is the author of several internationally published books on intellectual property, tax and technology related topics, which have been recognized by members of the U.S. Senate and the former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Her books include The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Licensing and Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies.

Jill's areas of expertise include:

  • Patent and Trademark Prosecution - Domestic and International
  • Patent and Trademark Portfolio Management and Strategic Development
  • Software and Technology Agreements
  • Structuring of Entrepreneurial Business Ventures
  • Patent, Trademark Copyright Enforcement/Litigation
  • Development of Intellectual Property Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Franchise Law

Ms. Welytok has participated in copyright litigation matters involving the music and movie industries.

She holds a J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago, where she was on the Law Review, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Marquette University. Ms. Welytok also holds an LL.M. in Taxation. She was formerly a tax consultant with the predecessor firm to Ernst & Young.

Jill is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Tax Court and in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Exemplary Patents (Issued and Pending):

  • Software systems and business methods for processing certificates and gift cards
  • Robotic systems and methods
  • Medical devices and bio-informatics
  • Devices involving molding, stamping and extrusion methods
  • Systems for verifying accuracy of data and data mining
  • Gaming systems and devices
  • Consumer and industrial electronic devices
  • Safety and tooling devices
  • Environmental remediation systems
  • Conveyor and transport systems
  • Infrared Technologies
  • Analytic systems for measuring liquids, solids and gasses

Ms. Welytok is currently co-authoring the Independent Inventor with Louis Foreman, the producer of the Emmy Award winning Everyday Edisons television show.


3316 W. Wisconsin Avenue | Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208 | Phone: 414-223-1670 | Fax: 414-223-1671 | jw@abtechlaw.com