David Cleveland is Of Counsel at Patterson Thuente IP and a patent attorney with more than 40 years of experience in intellectual property law. Serving as Of Counsel for the firm, he brings an invaluable depth of knowledge and experience to the team and our clients.
His work for clients, both domestic and international includes: Patent drafting and prosecution; IP portfolio management; global market protection strategies; providing opinions on patentability, clearance, validity and infringement; post issuance proceedings; drafting and counseling on complex IP-related agreements; licensing, acquisitions and divestitures; and expert witness reports and testimony.
David works both in our Minnesota office and our office in Bozeman, Montana, an emerging market for innovation and intellectual property.
David’s experience includes both in-house positions and private practice, and is uniquely international in scope. He began his career with the 3M Office of Intellectual Property Counsel and held various positions over the span of 20 years, including a five-year post in Brussels, Belgium, as Senior IP Counsel for Europe and three years as Assistant Chief IP Counsel. In 2002, David co-founded the IPLM Group and led a successful team of IP practitioners until joining Patterson Thuente IP in 2016.
Six patents that David prepared and prosecuted have been litigated — all successfully.
David works primarily on patent matters in the following technology areas:
- Medical devices
- Oil refining
- Mechanical devices