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Kyle Doerrler, associate at Patterson Thuente IP

Kyle Doerrler is an associate with Patterson Thuente IP. He handles patent drafting and prosecution for clients with software-related innovations, from network security and encryption to medical device telemetry. With a diverse background in software and network security, he provides value to the firm’s clients by navigating subject matter eligibility rejections and distinguishing nuanced elements of software from prior art to maximize patentability coverage. Kyle also conducts patentability and freedom to operate searches, develops strategies for Office Action responses, and prepares claim charts and IP portfolio summaries for clients.

Representative Technology Experience

  • Internet security and encryption
  • Network communications
  • Database management
  • Algorithm complexity
  • Process automation
  • UI and UX design

Professional Experience

Several experiences working as an intern for Fortune 100 companies have provided Kyle experience in development of both products and applications. As an Optum Security Analyst under UnitedHealth Group he worked with the ethical hacking team to identify and overcome system vulnerabilities. Additionally, he improved operational effectiveness by implementing task automation for various teams’ workflows. As a Data Processing Specialist with 3M Oral Care Solutions Division R&D, Kyle conducted coding research on digital orthodontics technology. This research improved the effectiveness of the algorithm parsing incoming camera data, leading to a more streamlined user experience for the device.


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  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2020
    • Honors: cum laude
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Study Abroad Student Exchange Program
    • Major: Computer Science, 2016 - 2017
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.S. Computer Science 2017