Charles A. Lemaire

Charles A. Lemaire (Charlie) is a registered patent attorney practicing in the areas of electronic, software, laser, bio-medical devices, LED device fabrication and illumination, fullerene nanotubes, machine vision, military defense, encoding/decoding (e.g., PRML, ECC, cryptography), magnetic disk, optical, MRI, mechanical, vegetatively reproduced plants, and design-patent applications, prosecution and related licensing and opinions.

Charlie received his undergraduate degree in electronics engineering from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis on VLSI circuits and integrated circuit fabrication (B.E.E., with Honors, 1975), and took numerous graduate courses in electronics, lasers, magnetics and coding theory. He earned an M.B.A. from the College of St. Thomas in 1985 and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law with a J.D. in 1993.

Charlie has been registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office since 1992 and practiced with Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner from 1994 to 2003 before founding the Lemaire Patent Law Firm at the end of 2003. He was an Advisory Electrical Engineer at IBM Corporation: Advanced Systems Division (1976-1991), and Storage Systems Division (1991-1993), Rochester, Minnesota. At IBM, Charlie architected and implemented large-system CPUs including microcode coding and simulation, VLSI chip designs, virtual addressing, caches, supervisors, queuing, and main-line performance path, tightly coupled multiprocessor architecture, RISC (reduced instruction set computer) systems, single-chip computers, input-output processors, and RAID (redundant arrays of independent disks) storage systems. He was a member of IBM's corporate RISC Architecture Review Board.

Charlie is a co-inventor on some hundred-plus issued U.S. patents, including utility and design patents, for inventions that range from microcode, microprocessor technology and multiprocessor architecture to optics, nano-fabrication, lasers, bio-medical devices, microphones, voice synthesis and talking pagers.

Charlie is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and 8th Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota.

Charlie's hobbies include quadcopter and "foamie" UAVs, digital photography, 3-D printing, woodworking, microscopy, and breeding daylilies and tetraploid conversions of daylilies. Charlie breeds various types of daylilies in his backyard. His breeding goals are polytepals, extremely early bloomers (i.e., at least four weeks before Stella de Oro, which usually blooms starting the first week of June at his home in Apple Valley, MN), and whites with ruffles, dark eyes and edges.