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Ariel Howe, Nick Kuhlmann Join Litigation Practice at Patterson Thuente IP

Patterson Thuente IP is pleased to announce the additions of Ariel Howe and Nick Kuhlmann, two intellectual property litigators, to its full-service legal team.

“Our clients see great value in our ability to help them gain IP protection and enforce or defend those rights,” said Tom Dickson, the CEO and managing partner of Patterson Thuente IP. “We are excited to grow this area of the firm to better fit the needs of our clients.”

Nick has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in IP matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. He has advised clients in the development of trademark portfolios and, as a registered patent attorney, has drafted and prosecuted utility patents primarily in the chemical, mechanical and medical device fields.

Ariel has a unique background in industry and the legal practice. Her work focuses on intellectual property and business litigation, primarily on disputes involving patent and trademark infringement. Her experience includes patent-related matters in both state and federal courts covering disputes over medical devices, agricultural technology, HVAC and 3D printing, drug and device technology, data privacy and consumer electronics.

“Nick and Ariel will provide a boost to Patterson Thuente’s strong intellectual property litigation team, helping to round out the firm’s offerings to clients and continuing to propel us forward into the future of innovation and IP protection,” said Jeffer Ali, head of the firm’s IP litigation practice group.


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