Patterson Thuente IP is a full-service intellectual property law firm known for handling complex IPissues and offering the following services:
- Patent & trademark prosecution
- IP litigation
- Post issuance proceedings
- International IP protection
- FTO & patentability opinions
- IP strategy and portfolio management
We handle patent prosecution for mid-size and large companies in the following technology areas:
- Medical devices
- Computers & software
- Optics & sensor technologies
- Mechanical technologies
- Aerospace & defense
- Renewable energy
The firm’s litigation department includes attorneys with solid experience in litigating patent and trademark infringement matters, domain name disputes and other IP-related cases in state and federal courts. The firm has had marked success in recent years in battling so called patent trolls and has significant experience handling cases involving multiple defendants. Our team’s unique strategy of being fully prepared to go to trial from the beginning is not only effective, but also more cost-efficient than the typical approach they have seen other firms take.
Proven success with post issuance proceedings. Partner Brad Pedersen is nationally known for his knowledge of the new post issuance proceeding options. He has successfully represented companies in the new review proceedings before the PTAB and USPTO and is past chair of the AIPLA USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings committee.
The firm has a significant international practice, in which all of its attorneys have experience. One important asset on the team is Jay Erstling, former director of the PCT, who serves as of counsel at the firm.