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Michelle Arcand, a patent paralegal at Patterson Thuente IP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, poses for a personal portrait in February 2023.

Michelle Arcand

Patent Paralegal

Michelle Arcand is a patent paralegal at Patterson Thuente IP with over 30 years of experience in patent law. Michelle focuses on U.S. patent prosecution, IP portfolio management, and she handles training and best practices within our paralegal team. Additionally, she has experience U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, as well as foreign patent prosecution


Michelle enjoys spending time with her family outside of the office.


Rasmussen Business College

  • Legal secretary degree, 1991