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Daniel L. Bruzzone

Associate – Patent Attorney

Patent Law

Daniel Bruzzone is an associate attorney at Patterson Thuente IP. His practice consists of patent drafting and prosecution, performing patentability and clearance searches, and preparing patent invalidity opinions, as well as patent litigation support.

Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Daniel spent six years in research and development at a Fortune 100 company, developing products used in photovoltaic modules. He worked on the development of commercialized polymers used in adhesives (polyisobutylene- and acrylic block copolymer-based PSAs) and solar encapsulants. These efforts required expertise in rheological tests such as DSC, DMA, TSA, TSC, peel, shear, and tack, among others. Daniel also performed optical characterization, including spectrophotometry, haze testing and color testing, on materials such as flat-panel Fresnel lenses and solar glass/encapsulant constructions.

Representative Technology Experience

Physics

  • Solid state/semiconductor device fabrication and design
  • Optical systems and testing (e.g., spectrophotometry, haze)
  • Wireless power transfer

Material science

  • Polymer product development experience
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) systems
  • Active fabrics and garments incorporating shape memory materials
  • Heating and wicking fluid through fibrous or porous materials

Medical devices

  • Cardiac monitoring and diagnosis
  • Catheter technology
  • Thermal and charge-based ablation systems
  • Medication dispensing devices and compliance-enhancing software

Aerospace

  • Gas turbine engine components
  • Communications systems
  • ECS and bleed air handling

Software-implemented inventions

Renewable technologies

Practice Areas

  • Patent Law

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.S. - 2006
    • Major: Physics

Accolades

  • North Star Lawyers, 2016 – 2018

Presentations

  • “Realities and Rewards: A Startup’s Guide to the Patent Process,” University Enterprise Laboratories, October 14, 2019
  • “Why Your IP is Your Most Valuable Asset,” Twin Cities Startup Week, University Enterprise Laboratories, October 11, 2018

Publications 

  • Realities and Rewards: A Startup's Guide to the Patent Process, 2019
  • Foreword, Cybaris® an Intellecutal Property Law Review, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2015
  • A Cooperative Clinic/Corporate Patent Pro Bono Project, Landslide, Volume 7 Issue 1, 2014
  • Extraterritoriality of Patent Statute: An Analysis of the Federal Circuit's Decision in Transocean v. Maersk, Cybaris® an Intellecutal Property Law Review, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2012

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Community Involvement

  • Attorney volunteer for LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program
  • Ramsey County Election Judge
  • University of Minnesota Department of Physics, Career Advisory Board Member
  • Coach for Mitchell Hamline School of Law Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court team

Current Employment Position

  • Associate - Patent Attorney

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Pi Sigma