Gain The Strength Of A Cutting-Edge Firm

We believe great ideas are infectious, exciting, and exhilarating. They bring people together. They embolden and inspire. They create passion and loyalty. And they are worth protecting.

At Patterson Thuente IP, safeguarding your ideas is our passion. Ingenuity energizes our work as we help our clients across the globe seek patents, secure trade secrets, pursue copyright infringement lawsuits and more. Because intellectual property law is complex, we remain vigilant of new laws and precedents that could impact your case.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property

Call Patterson Thuente IP today at 888-971-1311 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Tye Biasco

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, May, 2003
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Valedictorian
  • Texas A&M University, 1988
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Honors in Engineering
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • International Trademark Association (Member)

Attorney Daniel L. Bruzzone

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: Cybaris IP Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Minnesota, 2006
    • B.S.
    • Major: Physics

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Attorney volunteer for LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program
  • Ramsey County Election Judge
  • University of Minnesota Department of Physics, Career Advisory Board Member
  • Coach for Mitchell Hamline School of Law Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court team

Attorney Daidre L. Burgess

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2006
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, 2000
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Gopher State Scholar
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • National Editorial Board, Thomson Reuters, Ideas On Intellectual Property Law
  • Life Science Alley Women’s Leadership Roundtable, 2014 - Present
  • LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program, Volunteer

Attorney David R. Cleveland

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • England and Wales

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1979
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Macalester College, 1974
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Chemistry and Economics
    • Minor: Mathematics

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1996 - 2001 (Speaker, International Education Committee)
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, Member Board of Directors, 1990-91 and 1997-2000
  • Minnesota State Bar Association U.K. Law Society
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, 1998 - 1999 (President)
  • American Bar Association, IPL Section Special Committee 553 on Corporate Practice, 1996 - 1999 (Chair)

Attorney Tom G. Dickson

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • Minnesota, 1994

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1994
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, 1985
    • B.S.
    • Major: Aerospace Engineering
  • College of St. Thomas, 1985
    • B.A.
    • Major: Physics

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • International Trademark Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, Judge, 2020 – 2021 competition
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota, board member
  • Good Shepherd School, board member
  • Minneapolis Youthlink, volunteer and former board member and Treasurer

Attorney Kyle W. Doerrler

Education:

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Study Abroad Student Exchange Program
    • Major: Computer Science, 2016 - 2017
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.S. Computer Science 2017

Attorney Jay A. Erstling

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania
  • BarNameYearAdmittedTwo

Education:

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1974
    • J.D.
  • Cornell University, 1971
    • B.S.
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association IP Law Section – Liaison to WIPO Standing Committee on Patents; Books Editorial Board Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Co-Chair of International and Foreign Law Committee, formerly Chair of Committee on Pro Bono Practice and PCT Issues Committee)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Member)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (Member)
  • International Trademark Association (Member)
  • AIA Pro Bono Advisory Council
  • LegalCORP Inventor Assistance Committee member
  • EPO-US Bar Liaison Council member
  • Special advisor to the expert committee of the China Trademark Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association PCT Issues Committee - Chair
  • Extensive legal experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East

Attorney Mike Gates

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2005
    • J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, 2002
    • B.S.
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Other Affiliations
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member)

Attorney Christian J. Girtz

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2010
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, 2004
    • B.S., Computer Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program, Volunteer

Attorney Christian J. Hansen

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2012
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review
  • University of Minnesota, 1998
    • B.S.
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna IP Inn of Courts
  • United States Navy, Pilot

Attorney J. Paul Haun

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 2002
    • J.D.
  • Michigan Technological University, 1993
    • B.S.
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Golden Valley Crime Board, Member

Attorney Jumi Kassim

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2014
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Cybaris: An Intellectual Property Law Review
  • McMaster University, 2002
    • B.Eng.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Software Engineering and Management

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)

Attorney Paul Onderick, O.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota
  • BarNameYearAdmittedTwo

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: Minnesota Intellectual Property Review, Articles Editor
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
    • Honors: Alpha Chi Honor Society
    • Honors: CRC Freshman Chemistry Award
    • Major: Chemistry
  • Indiana University, 1980
    • B.S.
    • Major: Optometry
  • Indiana University, 1982
    • Doctor of Optometry

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Board of Directors, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Attorney James H. Patterson

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1981
  • Minnesota, 1983
  • Missouri, 1981

Education:

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, 1981
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • United States Naval Academy, 1972
    • B.S.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
    • Fraternities and Sororities
    • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee (Member)
  • United States Navy, Ocean Watch Officer
  • United States Naval Reserve, Captain, - 1968
  • Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Officer
  • United States Navy, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer
  • University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, Volunteer Researcher – IP
  • AIA Pro Bono Advisory Council, Chair
  • Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Officer
  • United Inventors Association, Board Member
  • LegalCORPS, Board Member
  • Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia – Minnesota, Board Member
  • Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore, 2010
  • WIPO Inventor Assistance Program, Liaison
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Intellectual Property Institute Advisory Board

Attorney Brad D. Pedersen

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • California
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1986
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • South Dakota State University, 1981
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Four-Year Briggs Scholarship
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Singularity University, Exponential Technologies Executive Program, 2010

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) – Member, Legislation Committee; Chair, Content Curation Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) (Member)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (Member)
  • Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
  • National Editorial Board, Thomson Reuters, Ideas On Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation (IPISC), Approved Opining Counsel
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Board of Directors
  • Thomson Reuters, Ideas On Intellectual Property Law, National Editorial Board Member
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list 2008-2021
  • IAM Magazine Patent 1000, 2013 – 2020 (recommended for post grant proceedings)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - IP, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, 2013 - 2020, 2013 - 2019
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2020
  • Minnesota Lawyer, 2012 Attorneys of the Year
  • Twin Cities Business, The Black Book, Best Lawyers
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, President’s Award 2012
  • PatentBuddy Top Patent Prosecutor

Attorney Galen E. Rahmlow

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education:

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire, 2010
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, 2007
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Chemical Engineering
    • Major: Physics
    • Major: Chemistry

Attorney James P. Rieke

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 2006
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review
  • Iowa State University, 2001
    • B.S.
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Student Intellectual Property Law Association, 2005 - 2006 (president)

Attorney Amy M. Salmela

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Minnesota Law Review, Note & Comment/Research Editor
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2000
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
    • Minor: Management

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, IPL Section Pro Bono Committee (Chair)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Partner Leadership Council
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • LifeScience Alley Women in the Life Sciences Leadership Roundtables (2010, 2012)
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
  • America Invents Act (AIA) Pro Bono Advisory Council
  • Board Member, Highland District Council
  • Court-appointed trustee assisting MN Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility with intellectual property related client files
  • Life Science Alley Women in the Life Sciences Leadership Roundtables, 2010, 2012
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list, 2012 & 2013
  • IAM Magazine Patent 1000, 2016 – 2019
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business Award, 2018
  • The Business Journals, Influencers – Law, 2018
  • Lexology Client Choice Award, 2014, 2017
  • Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year, 2014
  • Minnesota Business Leaders in Health Care Awards finalist, 2014
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2012 - 2013
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 40 Under Forty Award, 2012
  • Minnesota Lawyer, Up & Coming Attorneys, 2012
  • North Star Lawyer, 2013 - 2017

Languages Spoken:

  • German

Attorney Brian L. Stender

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 2004
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review, Assistant Editor
  • Viterbo College, 1998
    • B.S.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Chemistry
  • University of Minnesota, 2001
    • M.S.
    • Major: Chemistry

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Chemical Society
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, 2010-2016
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2009 - 2016

Attorney Sarah M. Stensland

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2006
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota, 2006

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2006
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review
  • University of Iowa, 2001
    • B.S.
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter (Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Chair)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (Member)
  • ChIPs, Minneapolis Chapter
  • Jimmie V. Reyna IP Inn of Court
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Children’s Law Center, Volunteer Attorney
  • Wayzata School District Legislative Action Committee
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, 2012-2021
  • Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2012 – 2018

Attorney David P. Swenson

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1994
    • J.D.
    • University of Minnesota, 1993
    • M.A.
    • Major: Public Affairs, Concentration in Energy, Technology & the Environment
  • Boston College, 1990
    • B.A.
    • Major: Computer Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • The Ladder for America, Board of Directors, Minneapolis, MN
  • Choreo Theatro Company, Board of Directors, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jungle Theater, Board of Directors, Minneapolis, MN (2013 - 2018)
  • The Mills Health Clinic, Founding Director, Minnetonka, MN (2013 - 2017)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, 2014-2017, 2021
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Minnesota, 2019
  • Global Law Experts, Patent Litigation Firm of the Year in Minnesota, 2015 & 2018 (team award)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2017
  • Equal Justice Award in Advocacy, Council on Crime & Justice, 2012

Attorney Adam Szymanski

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2015
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: Cybaris®: An Intellectual Property Law Review
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2011
    • B.S.
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property Inn of Court (Member)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Volunteer
  • St. Paul Business Review Council, Member and Chair of Regulatory Subcommittee

Attorney Chad Wickman

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2005
  • J.D.
  • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Iowa St. University, 2002
  • B.S.
  • Honors: With Distinction
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)

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