Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, founded in 1939, is a legal firm focusing on intellectual property law. Its services include national and international prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights, licensing and trade secret protection. In addition to qualifications in law, its staff hold degrees in engineering and scientific disciplines, enabling the firm to serve clients in a variety of technical fields. This includes biotechnology, chemical engineering, computers and computer software, fluid dynamics and pharmaceuticals. Its clients range from individual inventors to multinational corporations. Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall is located in Milwaukee.