Welcome to the LES Wisconsin Chapter

The Wisconsin Chapter is one of over 35 LES Chapters in LES (USA & Canada.) LES Chapters are located throughout USA and Canada in areas with concentrations of LES Members and licensing professionals. The Wisconsin Chapter, under the direction of the Chapter Leadership hold regular meetings where LES Members and outside speakers give presentations on topics relevant to technology transfer and licensing. Register for an upcoming Wisconsin Chapter event or view past events.

Wisconsin Chapter Leadership


Ada NielsenAda Nielsen
Chief Executive Officer
Foodexus LLC
1060 West Bradley Road
River Hills, WI 53217
Phone: (312) 953-1083
Fax: (414) 755-0712
Email: ada@foodexus.com

Education Chair

Jessica M. Silvaggi, Ph.D.Jessica M. Silvaggi, Ph.D.
Licensing Manager
UWM Research Foundation, Inc.
1440 East North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-906-4654
Cell: 508-769-5171
Email: jsilvaggi@uwmfdn.org

Past Chair

Nicole RenouardNicole Renouard
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
555 East Wells Street
Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 978-5533
Fax: (414) 223-5000
Email: nrenouard@whdlaw.com

Liaison to IP100

Mr. Matthew C. McNeillMr. Matthew C. McNeill 
Chief Innovation Officer
Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
8900 N. Arbon Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53223, USA
Phone: (414) 973-3610
Fax: (414) 355-6578
Email: mmcneill@ritehite.com

Sponsorship Chair

Mr. Joseph T. MiotkeMr. Joseph T. Miotke 
DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC
13935 Bishops Drive
Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005, USA
Phone: (262) 754-2871
Fax: (262) 754-2845
Email: jtm@dewittross.com

Marketing & Membership

Mr. Joseph Laur, CPA, CVAMr. Joseph Laur, CPA, CVA
Past Chair, LES Wisconsin
The Bero Group
N16 W23217 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 250
Waukesha, WI 53188, USA
Phone: (262) 522-7928
Fax: (262) 522-7938
Email: jlaur@berogroup.com

Madison Co-Chair

Ms. Jennifer R. Gottwald, Ph.D., CLP Ms. Jennifer R. Gottwald, Ph.D., CLP 
Licensing Manager
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
614 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726, USA
Phone: (608) 262-5941
Fax: (608) 263-1064
Email: jennifer@warf.org

Madison Co-Chair

Lydie A. Hudson Lydie A. Hudson 
MapWise Software, LLC
4510 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53705, USA
Phone: (608) 237-3034
Fax: (608) 233-8466
Email: lydiehudson@mapwisesoftware.com


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