Minnesota Patent & IP Law Firms

This list is divided by:

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Firms:

Forsgren Fisher McCalmont DeMarea Tysver LLP
Our firm is the author of BitLaw and this listing of law firms. We are also the author of Bitlaw's Guidance section, which provides practical advice on patent and trademark issues. We primarily focus on mobile device apps, computer hardware and software, and medical devices. Our years of experience with software patents have seasoned us in dealing with Section 101 and subject matter eligibility issues. Our litigators are experienced in enforcing patent rights and in defending our clients against claims of infringement. We also proud of our success in post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method (CBM) review proceedings.
Billion & Armitage
The eight attorneys at Billion & Armitage draft patent applications in the areas of electronics, medical devices, chemical and pharmaceutical technology, biotechnology, software, and green technology for clients ranging from solo inventors to Fortune 500 companies. The firm also provides infringement analysis, licensing, opinions, trademark applications, and related matters.
Cardle Patent Law, CHTD.
James Cardle, Ph.D., is a solo patent attorney helping with inventions in the mechanical arts, medical devices, software, and other technical areas. While Dr. Cardle was practicing in the Brainerd area, he nows has an office in Sanibel, Florida (but I bet he is still a Minnesotan at heart).
Christensen, Fonder, Dardi & Herbert PLLC
Christensen, Fonder, Dardi & Herbert is a Minneapolis law firm focusing on intellectual property protection. With more than ten patent attorneys, the firm is able to protect inventions in a variety of technological areas, as well as providing trademark and licensing services.
Crawford Maunu
The seven patent professionals of this St. Paul law firm practice in the area of patent prosecution, opinion work, expert witness testimony, and patent litigation.
Dicke, Billig & Czaja
This mid-sized IP boutique firm focuses primarily on computer hardware and software, electrical, mechanical, semiconductors, medical devices, and chemical inventions.
Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, with twelve offices across the U.S, including their office in Minneapolis. They can handle all types of intellectual property issues.
Fogg & Powers
This firm of eleven patent professionals helps clients make the most of their technological innovations, ranging from telecommunications and electronics to computer hardware and software
Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson
Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson is a mid-sized law firm located in downtown Minneapolis that also has a strong Chinese presence. The firm represents companies primarily from Asia and North America. The firm is particularly well suited to aid clients that are most comfortable communicating in Mandarin.
Haugen Law Firm
The Haugen Law Firm is a three attorney law firm that handles patent and trademark prosecution matters for its clients. In addition, the firm works on matters relating to advertising law, antitrust, Internet law, and licensing.
Haukaas Fortius
Haukaas Fish is a small patent law firm providing patent prosecution services in a variety of technical areas including medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Hollingsworth & Davis
This five-attorney patent law firm focuses on domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, opinions, and portfolio management in various technology areas including electrical, medical, mechanical, and software.
J. Fish Law
Jamieson Fish is a solo patent attorney specializing in patent applications in the electrical and software arts. He also provides services related to licensing, patent evaluation, and acquisition.
Kagan Binder
The thirteen attorneys and patent agents at Kagan Binder provide a full range of intellectual property legal services. The firm is known for its strong chemical and biotechnology practice.
Kinney & Lange
For over thirty years, Kinney & Lange has provided patent legal services to clients in the Twin Cities. With approximately eighteen attorneys, Kinney & Lange is able to represent clients in a variety of technologies.
Kunkle Law PLC
Kenneth Kunkle is a solo attorney concentrating on trademark matters, including registrations, licensing and domain name disputes.
Lemaire Patent Law Firm
The attorneys at the Lemaire firm provide patent prosecution services on technologies relating to electronics, software, magnetic and optical technologies.
Merchant & Gould
Merchant & Gould is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States with over one hundred practicing attorneys. The Merchant and Gould web site contains a great deal of information on intellectual property law.
Moore & Hansen
The patent attorneys and agents at Moore & Hansen handle litigation, patent prosecution, and licensing work for their clients.
Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt
Although this law firm has a well-earned reputation for prosecuting chemical and biotechnology patent applications, they also provide patent services for clients looking for help on electrical and mechanical inventions as well.
Nikolai & Mersereau
The attorneys at Nikolai & Mersereau have a broad technology background and are capable of handling patent matters in a variety of technical areas. The firm also handles licensing, advertising, and antitrust matters.
Patterson Thuente
Patterson Thuente has approximately twenty-five IP professionals and provides a full range of intellectual property services for a broad spectrum of clients, from emerging businesses to established companies, from individual inventors to publicly held corporations.
Pauly, DeVries Smith and Deffner
This highly-respect IP boutique firm provides intellectual property law services focusing on patent prosecution, patent infringement analysis, trade secret counseling, licensing, portfolio management, opinions, and related matters.
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner is a national patent prosecution firm headquartered in Minneapolis. The firm writes and prosecutes patents on inventions in the areas of electronics, biotechnology, computers, new drugs, medical technology, and material science. This web site also includes an introduction to patent law, and many in depth intellectual property articles.
Sherrill Law Offices
This firm was started by Michael Sherrill over ten years ago and provides patent prosecution and other business legal services to individuals and small businesses.
Shewchuk IP Services
Jeff Shewchuk established his firm in December 2003 and provides patent and other IP services to a variety of businesses.
Shumaker & Sieffert
Shumaker & Sieffert has grown to become one of the largest IP boutique firms in Minnesota. They concentrate in the areas of patent protection, patent infringement and validity counseling, and licensing.
Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus
The IP attorneys at Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus provide patent and trademark prosecution services as well as intellectual property litigation services to their clients.
Westman, Champlin & Kelly
The patent professionals at Westman, Champlin & Kelly have a variety of backgrounds in electrical, mechanical and chemical disciplines including digital systems and controls, communications, software and computers. The firm concentrates on patent, trademark and copyright law, licensing and related matters.

Other Minnesota Law Firms Providing IP Services:

Bernick Lifson P.A
Bernick Lifson is a mid-sized firm that provides copyright and trademark services to its clients. The firm can also assist in protecting your intellectual property through litigation.
Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
A large twin cities firm with offices in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. The firm provides a full ranges of intellectual property legal services including patent prosecution.
One of the largest law firms in Minnesota, Dorsey provides a broad range of intellectual property services ranges from patent prosecution to litigation.
Faegre Bakers Daniels
Faegre's intellectual property group is one of the largest in the central United States, with experience handling complex litigation and transactions for clients ranging from multi-national corporations to high-technology entrepreneurs.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Fredrikson & Byron provides domestic and international full-service patent, trademark, copyright, IP litigation, licensing, due diligence, portfolio management and trade secrets. The firm is based in Minneapolis with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China.
Greene Espel
Greene Espel is a top-quality litigation boutique firm that has a growing reputation for patent litigation. The firm also handles other types of intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation.
Gray Plant Mooty
The Gray Plant Mooty IP practice group represents clients in a variety of industries, including software, manufacturing, franchising, restaurant services, publishing and printing, machine tools, museums, craft and hobby, and medical technology.
Hellmuth and Johnson
Hellmuth & Johnson covers intellectual property, providing clients with expertise in areas such as IP creation, ownership, revenue generation, exploitation, and related areas. The firm works to help businesses avoid and minimize any potential problems regarding intellectual property.
Larkin Hoffman
Larkin Hoffman's IP group is a comprehensive intellectual property practice that includes core services for patent, trademark and copyright prosecution; clearance and infringement opinions; litigation; trade secret and trade dress protection; protecting character and artistic rights and rights of publicity; licensing and technology transfer and Internet and e-commerce.
Maslon offers business counseling and transactional capabilities in all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, internet and computer law and litigation.
Moss & Barnett
Moss & Barnett is a full service law firm with a smaller, intellectual property group. This group handles patent and trademark prosecution as well as intellectual property litigation.
Fox Rothschild
Fox Rothschild is a national, general practice firm that established a Minneapolis offer through a merger with the Oppenheimer firm. The Minneapolis office provides intellectual property services primarily in the area of trademark and copyright protection.
Robins Kaplan
This large firm is one of the best known patent litigation firm in the country, and was recently named the national "IP Litigation Department of the Year."
Stinson Leonard Street
The intellectual property and information technology practice group of Leonard Street provides an array of transactional, counseling and litigation services in the patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark areas.
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Winthrop & Weinstine is a large, general practice firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul providing litigation and trademark counseling services to their clients.

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