Christopher C. Beglinger



Christopher C. Beglinger is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Milwaukee office, where he is a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice. Chris began his career with Foley as a summer associate.

While in law school, Chris was a certified student attorney for the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School. Previously, Chris was a law clerk at an intellectual property law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he drafted office action responses, provisional patent applications and a petition for supervisory review in response to non-compliant appeal brief. Chris conducted landscape patent searches, case law research regarding attorney liens, GDPR implications, infringement and Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings.

Chris is co-owner and the operations manager for MezLight, LLC in Madison, Wisconsin. Chris designed and developed a surgical lighting instrument. He integrated the primary inventor’s ideas, U.S. FDA guidelines and intellectual property requirements into a cohesive device design. Chris performed primary research on FDA device classifications, relevant guidelines and exemptions. He performed preliminary patent class searches in preparation for provisional patent filing. Chris contacted industry personnel regarding regulatory strategy, reimbursement options and preliminary marketing strategies. He gained extensive experience related to multi-dimensionality of a startup medical device company.

Chris was an intern for Butterfly Network, a medical equipment manufacturer in Guilford, Connecticut, where he designed experiments that collected, extracted and analyzed data using Python to evaluate fabrication techniques of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in ultrasound technology. Chris utilized computer software understanding to evaluate efficiencies in MEMS design and manufacturing techniques. Chris investigated primary market and regulatory strategy through personal interviews and journal research. He observed inner-workings of an early-stage medical device company.


  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2020)
    • Intellectual Property and Technology concentration
    • Note and comment editor, Minnesota Law Review
    • Treasurer, Student Intellectual Property Law Association
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2015)
    • Dean’s List (8 Semesters)
    • Wendel James Witkay Biomedical Engineering Scholarship 
    • Biomedical Engineering Society
    • Waterski and Wakeboard Team 
    • Study Abroad at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Wisconsin