Reinhart Patent Attorney Makeever Named to Irish Legal 100

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ROCKFORD – Patent Attorney Jeffery J. Makeever has been honored by Irish America Magazine as a member of its "Irish Legal 100." Makeever is the chair of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren's Intellectual Property Practice and the managing shareholder of the firm's Rockford office.

Irish America Magazine recognizes lawyers from around the country who share a passion for the law and pride in their heritage. Makeever's family immigrated to the United States from County Donegal, Ireland. His clientele includes multinational clients headquartered in both the United States and Europe and one of his largest clients, Kerry Inc., is the U.S. arm of Kerry Group plc of Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Makeever has more than 15 years experience practicing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and also previously worked as a design and research engineer in the aerospace industry. He serves a wide range of corporate and university clients in a variety of industries including aerospace, consumer products and components, industrial equipment, and consumer software. He frequently functions as a trusted advisor to senior management and as part of his client's in-house counsel team providing such services as forward planning and the training of engineering and marketing personnel.

Makeever earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from John Marshall Law School and his B.S.E.E., with honors, from Ohio Northern University.


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