Charles E Maurer III

Senior Patent Agent


Charles Maurer is a Senior Patent Agent and Electrical Engineer with Foley & Lardner LLP.  Charles is located in the firm’s Chicago office where he is a member of the Mechanical and Electromechanical Practice Group. Charles has experience performing freedom to operate analysis, shaping patent portfolio strategy, and handling patent prosecution. 


Charles's patent prosecution experience includes preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications across a variety of technology areas, such as:

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Digital Twins
  • Power Conversion Systems
  • MEMs Devices
  • AR/VR Technology
  • Communication Networks
  • Avionics Systems
  • Medical Devices

Prior to joining Foley, Charles worked at Johnson Controls’ hardware laboratory in Milwaukee Wisconsin where he performed in-depth testing and analysis on controllers and sensors. 


  • Currently enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin (B.S, 2016)
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Graduated with Honors


  • CALI Award in Torts, Fall 2022 (Awarded for Highest Grade)
  • CALI Award in Criminal Law, Summer 2022 (Awarded for Highest Grade)
  • CALI Award in Civil Procedure, Spring 2023 (Awarded for Highest Grade)