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J. Paul Haun

Paul Haun focuses his practice on the procurement of both domestic and international intellectual property rights for his clients. Beyond patent and trademark prosecution and interfacing with the USPTO, Paul is skilled in evaluating new disclosures and counseling clients on their ability to secure new intellectual property rights and avoid infringing on the rights of others. Experience with a wide range of industries enhances Paul’s ability to analyze clients’ business goals and provide strategic advice relative to the competitive landscape in which they operate.

Prior to joining Patterson Thuente Paul gained valuable technical and industry experience. He spent three years working for a manufacturer of commercial and industrial fluid-purification equipment, followed by four years at a thermal-processing equipment manufacturing company. In his positions, he was exposed to the needs and nuances of a large variety of commercial and industrial customers in industries such as medical device, pharmaceuticals, automotive, beverage, aerospace, and electronics.

Representative Technology Experience

  • Bioabsorbable surgical fasteners and related devices
  • Consumer appliances
  • Filtration technologies
  • Fluid handling components
  • Food science
  • Fuel-cell technologies
  • Hydrocarbon processing and refining, including Fischer-Tropsch catalysts
  • Medical application of protein-based compounds
  • Pelvic health medical devices
  • Polaxmer compositions for biomedical treatments
  • Yeast autolysis

Practice Areas

  • Domestic and International Intellectual Property Rights


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 2002
  • Michigan Technological University
    • B.S. – 1993
    • Major:
      Chemical Engineering


  • Rising Stars, Minnesota Law & Politics

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

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

Community Involvement 

  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Golden Valley Crime Board, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner – Patent Attorney

Past Positions

  • Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A., Minneapolis, Hennepin Minnesota, Associate