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Sue Nienaber, a patent paralegal at Patterson Thuente IP, poses for a portrait in Feb. 2023

Sue Nienaber

Patent Paralegal

Sue Nienaber is a U.S. and foreign patent paralegal with over 30 years of experience in IP law. Sue’s experience includes patent prosecution for both private practice law firms and corporations. She assists attorneys in filing patents at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, and in communicating with associates for filing foreign applications, deadlines and other inquiries.


Sue enjoys traveling, camping, boating, going to movies, watching the Minnesota Vikings and spending time with family and friends.


Minnesota School of Business

  • Legal Secretary Certificate, 1987