Mike Gates is a Principal with Patterson Thuente IP, focusing his practice on:
Mike has significant experience with clients in the medical device, mechanical and automotive industries. He has assisted a number of companies as they navigate the often crowded IP landscape in order to establish a position that aligns with their business objectives. He has worked with numerous start-up companies, particularly in the medical device domain, whose success in fundraising, acquisition and other exit strategies were supported by their strong IP portfolios.
Prior to joining Patterson Thuente IP, Mike clerked at a general practice law firm. He also spent four years working in 3M’s Automotive Division, giving him valuable experience working in a Fortune 500 corporate environment.
Mike is the firm’s resident gearhead. In college he spent three years competing in Formula SAE, an international engineering and racing challenge for students. Mike has over a decade’s experience competing in various categories of car and motorcycle racing.
REPRESENTATIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
University of Minnesota