Brad Pedersen is a partner with Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. and chair of the firm’s patent practice group. He concentrates his practice on post issuance review proceedings and patent prosecution strategy, licensing and litigation.
Brad is the past chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings committee. He has successfully represented companies in the new review proceedings before the PTAB at the USPTO and in both inter partes reexaminations and interference proceedings.
Serving both as litigation counsel and an expert witness, Brad has extensive trial and appellate experience, in addition to significant experience in patent prosecution and transactional work. He provides clients with practical and pragmatic advice on the development, management and enforcement of IP portfolios, base on his wide range of experiences. As an inventor, entrepreneur and former in-house counsel, he has a real-world foundation from which to create effective IP portfolios and strategies.
Brad is one of the more knowledgeable IP attorneys when it comes to the recent changes to U.S. patent law, resulting from the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011. Since 2005, he has actively followed the patent reform movement and the developments occurring at the agency, legislative and judicial levels. He educates clients and colleagues by writing and presenting on the America Invents Act and strategies for dealing with the reforms. In 2016 he was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, stemming from his work involving the transition to the AIA.
A graduate of the Exponential Technologies Executive Program at Singularity University, Brad also has a keen interest in the leading edge of development with respect to artificial intelligence and semantic searching technologies and closely follows developments in these fields.
Brad has more than 30 years of experience in IP law, which includes working at large general practice firms in Los Angeles and Minneapolis. He has been a partner with Patterson Thuente IP over the past 15 years, interrupted by a three-year stint as in-house counsel with Angeion Corporation and an entrepreneurial venture. Before entering the legal profession, Brad spent several years in the computer industry.