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Michael Baumert (CIPP) | Partner

Michael Baumert is a business attorney renowned for his legal expertise and wide-ranging experience in corporate and intellectual property matters. With a decade-long tenure, Michael has successfully represented clients across various sectors, including software & technology, financial services, and manufacturing. He is a reliable legal counselor to a diverse clientele, ranging from startups to domestic and international corporations.

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Legal Experience 

Known for his expertise in various aspects of corporate law, including formation, governance, and operation of corporations, contract drafting and negotiation, Michael is dedicated to providing clients with solutions that align with their business goals while mitigating legal risks. Michael is also known for his ability to simplify complex legal concepts for clients, ensuring they are fully informed and empowered to make strategic decisions.

Throughout his legal career, Michael has adeptly navigated complex intellectual property and technology-related matters and demonstrated a commitment to staying at the forefront of legal trends and emerging technologies. His passion for innovation and understanding the intersection between law and technology have allowed him to provide unparalleled counsel to his clients.

Before becoming a lawyer, Michael designed and developed business intelligence and warehouse management software. His unique background as a former software engineer gives him a distinctive perspective on complex legal issues and a firm understanding of his clients’ inventions and creative works. Michael’s engineering background positions him exceptionally well to aid clients in both securing and enforcing their intellectual property rights.

 

Michael, a native of Poland, has earned trust as a reliable advisor to numerous European companies. His expertise extends to intricate cross-border transactions, where his in-depth knowledge of the U.S. legal system proves invaluable. Michael also proudly serves as the Ambassador for the United States to the Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce in Gdansk, Poland.

Michael is also a partner at ZP Zackiewicz & Partners, Poland’s leading technology law firm and a recipient of accolades from Forbes’ “Best Law Firms” list and “The Firm to Watch” by the Legal 500.

Before joining Baumert LLC, Michael practiced law at international law firms including Mayer Brown LLP and Sidley Austin LLP.

Education

The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

  • Juris Doctor

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 

  • Bachelor of Science: Computer Science

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch"

  • ​Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law (2021-2023)

Memberships

  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals

  • The International Technology Law Association

  • The American Bar Association

  • The Illinois State Bar Association

Bar Admission

  • Illinois

Contact

(630) 308-8375

Publications

  • The CARES Act: Tak Stany Zjednoczone chcą ratować gospodarkę w obliczu pandemii COVID-19

  • Jak nabyć i chronić prawa do znaków towarowych w USA

  • Blockchain Consortia: A legal roadmap to a dynamically changing regulatory landscape in the US and the EU

  • Contracting For Smart Contracts

  • When Machines Create Intellectual Property, Who Owns What?

  • Acquiring Ownership Rights To The Output Of Machine Learning

  • How PTAB Is Addressing 'Inherent Anticipation'

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