Jim Rieke is a patent attorney with Patterson Thuente IP whose IP law practice focuses on patent prosecution, and strategic IP portfolio management. Jim counsels clients on best practices for developing strong patents and valuable IP assets domestically and internationally. He is a skilled legal practitioner with a background in mechanical and medical technologies.
Jim maintains a thriving design patent practice, in which he works with the firm’s large-portfolio clients to develop and execute design patent strategies. He is a go-to resource for recognizing how design patents can be incorporated into a comprehensive IP strategy.
From graphical user interfaces to consumer-focused products, Jim’s knowledge of design patent strategies provides clients a valuable layer of protection against infringement. Jim regularly conducts patentability, freedom-to-operate, product clearance, due diligence, infringement and invalidity analyses on clients’ behalf. He also has significant experience with IP licensing and patent term adjustment awards.
Before pursuing a career in law, Jim was a design engineer for one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. His work involved designing telecommunications equipment, including connectivity solutions, as well as improving existing communications products.
REPRESENTATIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Automotives; designs and accessories
Medical devices and medically-focused technologies
Agricultural implements and devices
Semi-conductor processing and shipping equipment
Furniture and interior products
William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
Iowa State University