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Patterson Thuente, Three Attorneys Named to IAM Patent 1000

Patterson Thuente IP and three of its attorneys were named to IAM’s annual list of the Patent 1000. The IAM Patent 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the pivotal area of patent law.

“Only individuals who stand out for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters feature in the IAM Patent 1000,” IAM says on its website.

Patterson Thuente IP patent attorneys and Principals Jim Patterson and Amy Salmela were named to the Patent 1000 for 2022. For Jim, it is their 10th consecutive year on the Patent 1000; for Amy, this makes seven years in a row. Additionally, IAM recognized the firm’s prosecution and litigation teams both in Minnesota and nationally.

Attorneys Jim Patterson and Amy Salmela

(L-R): Jim Patterson, Amy Salmela

“James Patterson stands tall as a legal leader in his firm and the wider community. He is a sophisticated IP thinker whose analysis, opinions and strategies add huge value for clients,” IAM writes, Amy Salmela delivers crisp results on global patent protection efforts.”

Patterson Thuente’s litigation team was also recognized by the IAM Patent 1000. Pictured: Tom Dickson, CEO and Managing Partner; Jeffer Ali, Principal and IP Litigation Lead

“Minneapolis-based boutique Patterson Thuente IP makes the most of all available IP tools to deliver success to its clientele,” IAM writes in its recommendation of Patterson Thuente. “The ensemble is an abundant source of insight on prosecution strategy and takes a creative approach to procuring – as well as defending and enforcing – valuable patent assets. The adviser is on hand for solo inventors, Fortune 500s and those in between, and provides all comers with personal attention and tailored advice.”


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