Ideas. Owned.®

Daidre Burgess is a patent attorney who focuses her practice 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.

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


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Honors: Gopher State Scholar
    • Major: Chemical Engineering


  • 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