Ideas. Owned.®

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

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Champions of Good Ideas.

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We shape IP strategies around our clients goals and preferences. Read some of our success stories.

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

Patent Law Services

Formally establish ownership of your idea with a patent.

Trademark & Brand Protection

Trademark & Brand Protection

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

Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation

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

Post Grant Proceedings

Post Grant Proceedings

Challenge patents a the USPTO. 

International IP & PCT

International IP & PCT

Compete in the global marketplace of ideas.

IP Strategy Development

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.

Gain The Strength Of A Cutting-Edge Firm

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.

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Minnesota Women Lawyers Bronze Partner - Patterson Thuente - 2018
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News & Insights

Employee at center of international effort to steal trade secrets

Coca-Cola's formula is one of the most commonly cited examples of what a trade secret is. But the recipe for their soda is not the only intellectual property the company must protect. A recent case highlights this, as a former Coca-Cola employee has been convicted of...

IP controversy: Should US lift vaccine rights?

The global population has been suffering the effects of COVID-19 for over a year. In many countries, vaccine availability has been a source of hope. However, not all countries have access to enough vaccines. This is due in part to intellectual property rules that...

Creating and enforcing licensing agreements

Licensing agreements allow businesses to expand their offerings and reach in the market. However, they – like all business contracts – can trigger legal disputes when parties contest them or require court action to enforce them. If you wish to avoid these situations,...