Jonathan M. Fritz, J.D., M.S.

Jonathan Fritz
AlphaTech Counsel, S.C.
P.O. Box 259870
Madison, WI  53725
Telephone (608) 205-4660
Facsimile (608) 237-8760
Email: jfritz@alphatechcounsel.com


Jonathan Fritz is an attorney at AlphaTech Counsel, S.C. He has experience with information technology, intellectual property, and emerging company business matters. Prior to joining AlphaTech Counsel, Jonathan was a partner in the venture capital, information technology, and intellectual property groups of a large Midwest law firm. Additionally, Jonathan previously worked in-house for a multi-national computer corporation in Minnesota.

Experience and Representative Engagements with Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies


  • Outside counsel for large and small software and Internet companies with respect to software licenses, SaaS agreements, software development contracts, open source license issues, and other information technology law related matters
  • Lead outside counsel for venture-backed medical technology corporation with respect to patent licensing and shareholder rights issues
  • Outside counsel for several start-up companies with respect to licensing patent rights from universities
  • Providing patent and trademark counseling for emerging companies

Community Involvement and Professional Activities


  • Director, Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors, 2013
  • Co-Chair, Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, 2010 and 2011
  • Member, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium Planning Committee, 2006-2013
  • Member, Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference Steering Committee, 2006-2013
  • President, Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association, 2010-2011
  • Director, Madison Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, 2009-2013
  • Advisor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Innovation Days Board of Advisors, 2010-2011

Awards and Honors


  • Rising Star, Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Acknowledged as one of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders, In Business magazine, 2010

Recent Articles and Speaking Engagements


  • The Licensing Process from University and Company Perspectives, Licensing and Commercialization Bootcamp, National SBIR Conference, Madison WI
  • A Judge’s Perspective of the WI Governor's Business Plan Competition, Madison MAGNET, Madison, WI
  • Intellectual Property: An Investor’s Perspective, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, Madison, WI
  • Protecting Innovation: Technology Transfer and Start-ups, Outreach Workshop on Innovation: Role of the University Industry and Intellectual Property Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • How to Win at the Governor’s Business Plan Contest, Wisconsin Innovation Network, Madison, WI
  • Breaking Down Bilski: Implications for Business, Law and Technology, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI
  • Supreme Court to Weigh in on Process Patent Eligibility, Wisconsin Technology Network website
  • Advanced Topics in Due Diligence, Midwest Research University Network (MRUN), Madison, WI
  • Patentability of Business Methods, Software Restricted, Capitol Region Business Journal
  • Managing the Higher Education Research Enterprise in a Time of Change: Compliance, Conflicts of Interest, Contracting and Other Legal Issues; Current Patent Legislation and Case Law Update, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Fall Conference, District of Columbia
  • Intellectual Property Strategy and Funding: What Early Stage Companies Need to Know, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, Madison, WI
  • Company Building Blocks: Intellectual Property Strategies, Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • Intellectual Property Strategy: What Early Stage Companies Need to Know, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, Madison, WI
  • Intellectual Property in China: A Review and Comparison to Protection in the U.S., Doing Business Globally, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
  • Investing in Wisconsin: Basics for Entrepreneurs, Lake Superior Technology Conference, Ashland, WI
  • Intellectual Property Considerations for Entrepreneurs, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Education


  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette University, M.S., Bioinformatics
  • Marquette University, B.S., Biology