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Bowbeer has been a member of 3M's Office of Intellectual Property Counsel.

Hildy Bowbeer named federal magistrate judge

It’s now official – Hildy Bowbeer is the new federal magistrate judge. Her appointment was announced yesterday by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael Davis.  Bowbeer took the oath of office yesterday and will have a formal investiture at a later date. She will begin hearing cases on July 14.


Bowbeer, 57, received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1979.  She has been an attorney with 3M Company , first managing product liability and mass tort litigation and then, as a member of 3M’s Office of Intellectual Property Counsel, managing the company’s intellectual property litigation.  She is a member of the American Law Institute and the Sedona Conference Working Group on Patent Litigation Best Practices and has been active on the Federal Practice Committee for the District of Minnesota. She is a past chair of the Board of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education and served eight years on the Judicial Selection Commission.


Bowbeer will chamber in the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul.

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