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We believe in the immeasurable power of great ideas. Let us protect yours.

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Ideas. Owned.®

Passion for innovation. Interdisciplinary skill and knowledge. Business savvy. Are you looking for these qualities in an IP lawyer?

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Patent Law Services

Formally establish ownership of your idea with a patent.

Trademark & Brand Protection

What’s in a name. Market distinction, earning potential and security.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Hold competitors accountable for intellectual property theft and defend your company when you’re accused.

Post Grant Proceedings

Challenge patents at the USPTO.

International IP & PCT

Compete in the global marketplace of ideas.

IP Strategy Development

Set your IP strategy and accomplish your goals.

Innovative Protection For Your Intellectual Property

We believe great ideas are infectious, exciting and exhilarating. They bring people together. They embolden and inspire. They create passion and loyalty. And they are worth protecting.

At Patterson Thuente IP, safeguarding your ideas is our passion. Ingenuity energizes our work as we help our clients across the globe seek patents, secure trade secrets, pursue copyright infringement lawsuits and more. Because intellectual property law is complex, we remain vigilant of new laws and precedents that could impact your case.

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Patterson Thuente IP offers several advantages, including:

A Passion for Success

Your goals become our mission. We celebrate our clients as they reach milestones and achieve their dreams. Let us remove any obstacles along the way.

Abundant Resources

With a large team, Patterson Thuente IP brings you a wide range of experience. We are business-savvy while drawing upon deep knowledge of technology, engineering and science.

Fresh Perspectives

Bring us the complicated legal needs or issues you have. Your ideas and challenges are unique, so we will find creative solutions that work for you.

We are proud to help clients reach the full potential of their concepts. Speak to our accomplished lawyers to learn how we can fortify your rights to your work.

IP Resources

Download our eBook, What’s in a Name. The Guide to Pursuing Legally Defensible and High-Value Trademarks. It’s written for business owners, marketers and lawyers alike.

Recognized Leader in IP Law and in Our Community.

Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
Client Choice Award
Vault MCCA Commitment to Diversity 2019
Minnesota Women Lawyers Bronze Partner 2018
iam1000 - Recommended Firm 2019
USPTO Recognized Patent Pro Bono Law Firm
Best Litigation Attorney In Minneapolis 2023 By Expertise.Com

News & Insights

What types of inventions are not patentable?

Inventing something that others want could turn out to be incredibly profitable. Hence it is natural that you want to protect your exclusivity. The usual way to do this is by patenting your invention. However, it is not possible to patent every single invention. Some...

How long do patents last?

A patent can provide crucial protection. It gives you exclusive rights to a product or process that offers something new. Without the patent, others could copy your idea and deprive you of its full earning potential. Is there a limit to how long a patent will protect...

Steps to Effectively Copyright Your Creative Material

While it’s true that there is copyright protection in your work as soon as you put pen to paper, more steps are necessary to fully protect your property before publishing. Failure to do so leaves you vulnerable to losing significant rights and legal leverage.