Innovation is happening at your company. Skyler can help you monetize it.
Skyler VanDerwerken helps leaders, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, protect their intellectual property assets. Innovators come to Skyler because he knows that there is no one-size-fits-all patent protection strategy. He uses his experience to craft both offensive and defensive patent portfolio strategies to meet a company’s needs where they are now — and where they aim to be in the future.
With experience in developing patent strategies, licensing intellectual property, and working around competitor patent portfolios, Skyler understands all sides of the coin. Whether a portfolio includes one patent or 100 patents, he guides his clients through developing and implementing a holistic intellectual property strategy to bring value to their companies. If you think your company could benefit from developing its patent portfolio but don’t know the difference between a provisional patent and a design patent? No worries, Skyler can answer your questions and collaborate with you on the best strategy.
Skyler’s past experience as both a farmer and boiler technician makes him an ideal advisor for those who operate in the automotive, agricultural, and industrial machinery sectors. Whether your company deals in hydraulics or hammers, he understands the technology. Skyler is a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice and the Innovative Technology Sector.
Prior to joining Foley, Skyler served as a summer associate in the firm’s Dallas office. He also worked as a legal intern for law firms in Albany, New York, and Fort Worth, Texas, and as a judicial intern for Judge Karen Gren Scholer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
- Spanish (fluent)