Jonathan L. Klatt Jr

Patent Engineer

Overview

Jonathan Klatt, Jr. is a patent engineer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm's Milwaukee office, he is a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice.

Jonathan is an ABET-accredited BSME graduate from Milwaukee School of Engineering with over 600 hours of laboratory experience focused on fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechatronics and physics. He has an integrated understanding of engineering and key aspects of business administration. Jonathan has experience with highly variation-based engineering design and manufacturing using Epicor enterprise resource planning software and SolidWorks.

Before joining Foley, Jonathan worked as a web manager for a law firm in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where he developed the company website using SEO techniques to drive traffic to webpages and social media accounts. He evaluated and managed marketing strategies and website service providers, generated citations and monitored web performance metrics using Google Search Console and Google My Business, and significantly reduced website expenses by identifying unused services.

Jonathan was a product development engineering intern at Visa Lighting in Milwaukee, Wisconson, where he assisted with IK10 impact testing architectural lighting fixtures for behavioral health applications, created an interactive data processing spreadsheet for use with an impact testing apparatus, assisted with thermal and electrical compliance testing, and completed several configuration-based CAD projects using SolidWorks.

Jonathan was an engineering intern at HumbleWorks in London, where he developed a mechanical damping system to improve the stability of interlocking standing desks, utilized MATLAB for iterative design improvement, generated part layouts for CNC manufacturing that reduced material losses based on specified production quantities, and represented HumbleWorks at several design events in London.

Jonathan also worked as a machine operator at Ariens Company in Brillion, Wisconsin, where he assisted with quality control and safety, operated a 2000-ton cold forging press, and gained hands-on manufacturing experience.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2020 - current)

Education

  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (B.S.M.E., 2020)
    • Dean’s List all semesters
    • Notable Courses: Finite Element Analysis, Automatic Control Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Design of Machine Components, Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation, Business Analytics, Management, Economics, Practical Intellectual Property
    • Design Project: Automatic Silverware Rolling Machine for use in industrial kitchens and restaurants
    • Milwaukee School of Engineering Men’s Varsity Rowing (2017-2019)
    • Milwaukee School of Engineering Disc Golf Club (2017-2018)
    • Milwaukee School of Engineering Swim Club (2016-2017)

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America (2005-2016)
    • Eagle Scout earned 2015

Certifications

  • Padi Scuba certification

Capabilities