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Daidre L. Burgess

Partner – Patent Attorney

Daidre Burgess is a partner and registered patent attorney at Patterson Thuente IP. Daidre’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution for both domestic and international clients in the chemical, biotech and mechanical technology areas. She also has experience with accelerated patent examination, patentability opinions and overall intellectual property portfolio management. Clients value Daidre’s appreciation for the business aspects of a project and her dedication to client service. Daidre is located in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Daidre worked at 3M’s Abrasive Systems division. During her time with 3M, she served first as a technical aide, performing testing and data analysis, and later as an advanced product development engineer for the Coated Abrasives Lab. She was a Green Belt for Six Sigma operations and led numerous cross-functional development teams focused on new product development, process improvement, and test method development. She is co-inventor on two issued U.S. patents: US6758734, US6846232

Representative Technology Experience

  • Agriculture-related compositions
  • Biomedical formulations
  • Click chemistry
  • CO2 abatement
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Green fuels and materials
  • Medical devices
  • Mechanical
  • Printing, packaging and lenticular technologies

Practice Areas

  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
    • William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 31, Staff Member
  • University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering – 2000
    • Honors: Gopher State Scholar


  • 3M Circle of Technical Excellence nominee


  • “Patentability of Nature-Based Products Derived from Nature Sources,” South Dakota State University Lunch & Learn, Brookings, SD, April 2015


  • Patents on the Fast Track, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • National Editorial Board, Thomson Reuters, Ideas On Intellectual Property Law
  • Life Science Alley Women’s Leadership Roundtable, 2014

Bar Admissions

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

Community Involvement

  • LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program, Volunteer

Past Positions

  • 3M’s Abrasive Systems Division
  • Coated Abrasives Lab, Advanced Product Development Engineer