John M. Lazarus


John M. Lazarus


John M. Lazarus excels at helping companies identify and protect their intellectual property assets, build patent portfolios, and navigate around the patent landscape of their competitors. He is a partner in the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies and Green Energy Technologies Practices. He is also a member of the Energy and Food & Beverage Industry Teams.

John provides counseling relating to patent preparation, prosecution and enforcement, product design, and patent infringement matters and prepares intellectual property agreements, patent opinions, and due diligence opinions. He also counsels a wide variety of companies regarding patent prosecution strategies and patent portfolio coordination.

John has counseled dozens of individuals, start-ups, and established companies in a wide variety of matters and technologies, including:

  • Medical devices and technologies in the fields of wound care, cardiovascular, and spinal surgery
  • Automotive interiors, commercial trucks, and military vehicles
  • Culinary systems and grilling devices
  • Kitchen and bath fixtures and appliances
  • Mining tools and machinery
  • Solar panels, mounting systems, and tracking devices
  • Water reclamation systems
  • Commercial refrigeration systems and refrigerated display cases
  • Lawn and garden tools and irrigation devices
  • Food and commercial product packaging and storage containers
  • Solar-powered, off-the-grid, and expedition equipment
  • Home crafting products, décor, and supplies
  • Recreational products, including archery targets and ice fishing equipment
  • Building products, including wall panels and roofing shingles
  • Architectural barricades and security devices
  • Personal mobility devices for handicapped persons
  • Commercial lighting products and systems
  • Office furniture and workspace systems

As a practicing engineer and supervisor with the New York Power Authority for more than 16 years, John is also a registered professional engineer in the state of New York.

Awards and Recognition

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® for his mechanical & electromechanical technologies work (2016)


  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, “Cleantech Energy Patent Landscape Annual Report, 2009”
  • Author, “Cleantech Energy Patent Landscape Annual Report, 2010”
  • Co-author, “Water Technology U.S. Patent Landscape Annual Report, 2009”
  • Co-author, “Water Technology U.S. Patent Landscape Annual Report, 2010”