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Tony Baish is a Shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group in the Milwaukee office and is co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Working Group.
Tony has handled a wide variety of commercial disputes, concentrating on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. Highlights of his recent litigation work includes serving as lead patent litigation counsel for an automotive supplier enforcing its patent rights against an alleged infringer from Taiwan and its American distributor, as lead patent litigation counsel for California and Arkansas manufacturers in an infringement suit in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and as lead counsel in a copyright infringement suit involving the unauthorized live broadcast of Mexican soccer games via website. Tony has been lead counsel in numerous jury trials, court trials, and arbitrations, and has handled cases involving complex contracts, patent infringement, trademark and copyright infringement, and false advertising claims. Tony also has successfully argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Representative clients include Kimberly-Clark Corporation, The Sportsman Channel, School Specialty, Inc., and Oshkosh Corporation.
Tony earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, in 1998, where he was an associate editor of the Michigan Law Review. From 1998 to 1999, he served as the law clerk to the Honorable Suzanne B. Conlon of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Tony serves as President of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, through which he works closely with the District's judges. Tony received the 2010 Judge John W. Reynolds Community Building award for his efforts to expand and improve pro bono representation in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. And as former Co-Chair of the association's Pro Bono Committee, his efforts, together with those of the rest of the committee, earned the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award by the unanimous vote of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Local Bar Grant Competition Committee.
Tony also serves on the Associate Board of Directors of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, which supports the Milwaukee County Zoo.