Patterson Thuente IP

Basic CMYKRank: 47

Number of lawyers (MN only): 24


4800 IDS Center

80 S. Eighth St.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

United States




Founded 1991


Mission Statement

Patterson Thuente IP helps creative and inventive clients worldwide protect — and profit from — their ideas. Practicing in the areas of patents, trademark, IP litigation, copyright and trade secrets, international IP law, licensing, post-grant proceedings and overall IP portfolio management, the firm’s attorneys excel at delivering insightful solutions to complex intellectual property matters.

With offices in Minneapolis and Brookings, South Dakota, Patterson Thuente serves technically inspired clients in industries such as agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, chemical, computer/Internet, defense, entertainment, manufacturing, medical device, nanotechnology, optics, robotics, software and telecommunications.

The firm’s attorneys have interdisciplinary expertise, deep technical and scientific knowledge, and a clear understanding of how intellectual property impacts the bottom line. Its full service approach allows Patterson Thuente attorneys to partner with clients in securing, managing and enforcing their intellectual assets.


Representative Clients

Kaspersky Lab, Smiths Medical, Tandem Diabetes Care, Taylor Corporation, Infineon Technologies, Truth Hardware, Carl Zeiss, BAE Systems, CVRx, MOS Holdings


Areas of Practice

Aviation/Aerospace; Biotechnology; Business Litigation; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Patents/Trademarks; Technology and Licensing.


Marketing Director

Tracy Dann



Number of lawyers (MN only): 24 (3 female, 21 male)

Number of equity partners (MN only): 5

Number of new hires in 2014 (MN only): 1

Number of paralegals (MN only): 6

Number of non-paralegal support staff (MN only): 27

Flextime for lawyers: Yes

Part-time lawyers: Yes

Telecommuting for lawyers: Yes

Flextime for staff: Yes

Part-time staff: Yes

Telecommuting for staff: Yes

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