Stephen A. Gigot is a Managing Partner with the Milwaukee office of the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of U.S. and international patent prosecution in various technical fields including the automotive, agricultural, heat transfer, nuclear power generation, nuclear fuels and reactor fueling, security and safety, alternative power generation, and medical imaging industries. Gigot works directly with clients to strategically identify and protect innovations and to counsel them with respect to enforcement and the avoidance of competitor patent activity and preparing patentability and non-infringement opinions. He chairs the firm’s Milwaukee Committee and is responsible for coordinating the firm’s Milwaukee area community involvement, fundraising, and volunteer efforts. Gigot was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of intellectual property law by Super Lawyers Magazine, a law and politics publication. A graduate of Marquette University Law School, he is member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has chaired the firm’s UPAF and United Way campaigns.