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Intellectual Property

Providing Foresight to Protect Your Intangible IP Assets

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. offers a full range of intellectual property services encompassing patent prosecution, trademark and brand management, copyrights, Internet and domain name issues and intellectual property litigation. Our highly experienced and well-trained intellectual properties attorneys keep a watchful eye on your most important intangible business assets to advance your commercial competitiveness. While our attorneys are intensely focused on enforcing and defending your company’s rights, we are equally intense in our effort to help your company avoid disputes and also from infringing upon the rights of another. We perform intellectual property audits to assist clients in prioritizing their resources and maximizing the value of their intellectual property assets.

Winthrop & Weinstine Intellectual Property attorneys provide the following assistance in the U.S. and abroad:
 

Professionals

Name

Phone

Email

Stephen R. Baird
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6585 
f   (612) 604-6985 
Tiffany A. Blofield
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6684 
f   (612) 604-6884 
Thomas H. Boyd
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6505 
f   (612) 604-6805 
Michelle E. Dawson
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6391 
f   (612) 604-6991 
Scott J. Dongoske
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6565 
f   (612) 604-6865 
Erin O. Dungan
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6579 
f   (612) 604-6979 
Martha J. Engel
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6470 
f   (612) 604-6870 
Brett A. Klein
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6392 
f   (612) 604-6992 
Justice Ericson Lindell
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6431 
f   (612) 604-6831 
Britta S. Loftus
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6543 
f   (612) 604-6953 
Brent A. Lorentz
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6481 
f   (612) 604-6981 
Michael T. Olsen
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6718 
f   (612) 604-6818 
Devan V. Padmanabhan
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6748 
f   (612) 604-6948 
David P. Pearson
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6692 
f   (612) 604-6892 
Brooks F. Poley
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6619 
f   (612) 604-6819 
Paul J. Robbennolt
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6761 
f   (612) 604-6961 
Sri K. Sankaran
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6753 
f   (612) 604-6953 
Nadeem W. Schwen
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6456 
f   (612) 604-6959 
Timothy D. Sitzmann
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6689 
f   (612) 604-6989 
Jeffrey R. Stone
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6534 
f   (612) 604-6914 
Gerald H. Sullivan
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6978 
f   (612) 604-6578 
Lukas D. Toft
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6759 
f   (612) 604-6959 
Bradley J. Walz
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6725 
f   (612) 604-6825 
Dean D. Willer
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6633 
f   (612) 604-6933 
Nathan J. Witzany
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6393 
f   (612) 604-6993 
Articles

August 30, 2013
Bradley J. Walz Profiled in St. Thomas Lawyer

October 22, 2012
Stephen R. Baird Discusses Role of Social Media in Trademark Bullying Disputes

July 23, 2012
"Let It Slide: Copyright Infringement On Pinterest," Catlan McCurdy Authors Article in Law360

June 30, 2012
Stephen R. Baird Discusses Claims of “Trademark Bullying”

January 02, 2012
Video: Hot Marketing Topics with Trademark & Legal Implications

December 27, 2011
Preparing for Cloud Computing: Bradley J. Walz in "Tech Toolkit" in Finance & Commerce

December 13, 2011
Bradley J. Walz Suggests Money is Motive for Debated Changes in IP Law

October 20, 2011
Opt-Out Protection for Registered Trademarks in New Domain Space

August 03, 2011
Susan A. Perera's "Protecting Your Color Trademark" Published on IP Law 360

July 25, 2011
"Exposing Two-Face Brands" by Stephen R. Baird Featured on World Trademark Review

July 22, 2011
IP Attorney Michael T. Olsen Shares Best Practices for Maximizing IP Assets

July 06, 2011
Video: Stephen R. Baird's Trademark & Brand Talk

June 24, 2011
Stephen R. Baird Discusses Wiper Fluid Lawsuit in Local Business Journal

June 16, 2011
"Taste Infrigement" by Stephen R. Baird Appears in iP Frontline

May 09, 2011
Trademark Attorney Daniel J. Kelly Article Featured in Law360

February 08, 2011
Article by Stephen R. Baird & Susan A. Perera Featured in Minnesota Business

November 12, 2010
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Features Stephen R. Baird, DuetsBlog in Nov. 12 Edition

July 31, 2010
Bradley J. Walz Comments on Leeds Lawsuit Against Olympus in Biz Journal Article

July 13, 2010
Bradley J. Walz Discusses Licensing, Franchising in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

June 07, 2010
Bradley J. Walz Guest Blogs About Social Media on TECHdotMN

May 17, 2010
Article by Bradley J. Walz Featured in Upsize Magazine

April 09, 2010
"Describing Your Brand Can Lead to Legal Troubles" - by Stephen R. Baird

January 19, 2010
"Be Careful When Updating Your Firm's Trademark" - Bradley J. Walz

November 30, 2009
Intellectual Property's DuetsBlog Makes a "Splash"

November 17, 2009
Stephen R. Baird Discusses "Trademarking" in Upsize

November 13, 2009
Legal Implications of Branding - Stephen R. Baird

November 09, 2009
Stephen R. Baird's "A Trademark Touch" Cover Story for Brand Packaging Magazine

October 12, 2009
Stephen R. Baird Adapted Blog Post a Featured Article for Thomson Reuters Newsletter

October 12, 2009
Stephen R. Baird Blog Post Featured on ipFrontline

September 21, 2009
Webinar: What Trademark Lawyers Need to Understand About In Re Bose

August 11, 2009
Bradley J. Walz Blog Post Featured Article on ipFrontline

July 23, 2009
Stephen R. Baird's Blog Post Featured on BPCouncil.com

May 06, 2009
Presentations from Law Firm Alliance 2009 Spring Meeting

April 20, 2009
Presentation from “From the Cocktail Napkin to Copyrights”

March 30, 2009
Stephen R. Baird Interview on MinnPost.com

January 12, 2009
Three Attorneys Featured in Upsize

January 01, 2009
How-To Audio: Stephen R. Baird Discusses Intellectual Property

December 22, 2008
Stephen R. Baird Featured in Iowa Law E-Newsletter

July 21, 2008
Winthrop & Weinstine Trademark Case Featured in Star Tribune

May 09, 2008
Stephen R. Baird Presents TTAB Rule Changes (Presentation)

May 08, 2008
Stephen R. Baird Presents TTAB's Tough Stance on Fraud (Presentation)

May 01, 2008
Stephen R. Baird Featured in Alma Matter Newsletter

July 01, 2007
"Look Before You Leap!" - Stephen R. Baird

May 01, 2007
"Do I Really Need to Register My Name and Logo? The Short Answer: Really!" - Stephen R. Baird

January 01, 2007
"What's in a Brand? More than Just a Name!" - Stephen R. Baird

May 20, 2006
“2005 Trademark Decisions of the Federal Circuit” – Stephen R. Baird

May 01, 2006
Stephen R. Baird Featured on TTABlog

January 01, 2006
"Discovering the Lesser Known Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes to Resolve Intellectual Property Disputes" - Bradley J. Walz

Press Releases

July 01, 2014
Winthrop & Weinstine Adds Six Attorneys To Growing Firm Roster

June 05, 2014
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized as "IP Stars" by National Publication

January 02, 2014
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Announces New Shareholders and Associates

December 10, 2013
Three Winthrop & Weinstine Lawyers Named Minnesota “Attorneys of the Year”

July 08, 2013
Super Lawyers® Names Fourteen to Rising Stars List

July 08, 2013
Twenty-Four Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers®

June 10, 2013
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized as “IP Stars” by National Publication

February 21, 2013
Thomas H. Boyd, Shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Named as One of the “Attorneys of the Year”

January 01, 2013
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Announces New Shareholders and Associates

July 09, 2012
Twenty-Three Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers®

July 09, 2012
Thirteen Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys on Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars List 2012

February 29, 2012
Michelle E. Dawson Joins Intellectual Property Department at Winthrop & Weinstine

February 29, 2012
Brett A. Klein Joins Intellectual Property Department at Winthrop & Weinstine

February 29, 2012
Nathan J. Witzany Joins Intellectual Property Department at Winthrop & Weinstine

January 31, 2012
Prominent Patent & IP Attorneys Join Winthrop & Weinstine

January 30, 2012
Paul J. Robbennolt Joins Winthrop & Weinstine's IP Department

January 30, 2012
Devan V. Padmanabhan, Patent Attorney, Joins Winthrop & Weinstine

January 17, 2012
Winthrop & Weinstine Announces 2012 Board of Directors

December 20, 2011
Stephen R. Baird Named an "Attorney of the Year"

November 21, 2011
Best Lawyers Ranks Multiple Firm Practice Groups as Top Tier

October 28, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Expands IP Department, Adds New Patent Attorney to Form "Patent Boutique"

September 13, 2011
Seventeen Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®

August 18, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Recognized as One of the "Best Places to Work" for 6th Time

July 12, 2011
Minnesota Super Lawyers® Includes Over Twenty Attorneys at Winthrop & Weinstine

July 12, 2011
Thirteen Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Rising Stars

May 23, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Helps Local Food Bank Raise Funds

March 21, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Announces 2011 Board of Directors

December 21, 2010
Winthrop & Weinstine Celebrates This Holiday Season with the Help of Local Talent

December 15, 2010
DuetsBlog Recognized as Top Minnesota Legal Blog

November 22, 2010
Sixteen Shareholders Named to Best Lawyers in America

Newsletters
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Events

September 22, 2014
October 2: Start-up Formation, Agreements, and Negotiation Strategies Webinar

September 8, 2014
September 18-19: 2014 Midwest IP Institute

July 31, 2014
Navigating Trademark Oppositions and Cancellation Proceedings at the TTAB

April 25, 2014
Trademark Bullying Webcast: Where is the Line and When is it Crossed?

April 7, 2014
Fuse 2014: Design & Culture/Brand Strategy & Packaging

February 14, 2014
Fordham University Sports Law Symposium

February 5, 2014
Business Law Series: IP Issues Business Lawyers Should Watch for in 2014

December 13, 2013
IP Series: The Year in Trademark Law – Time Machines, Red Shoes and the Ale House Blues

December 12, 2013
IP Series: Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA – Business Method Patents

September 26-27, 2013
2013 Midwest IP Institute

September 11, 2013
Structuring Trademark Clearance Opinions

July 9, 2013
New Lawyer Experience: Finding and Keeping a Job in Tough Economic Times: Strategies for New Lawyers That Really Work

June 25, 2013
HOW Design Live’s Dieline Package Design Conference

May 22, 2013
Updated: Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA – Business Method Patents

April 11, 2013
Trademark Bullying: Latest Developments

April 26, 2013
Design Patent Flexes Muscles

March 22, 2013
Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA – Business Method Patents

February 15-16, 2013
Stephen R. Baird Speaks at "Fashion Law: the IP and Distribution Issues Facing the Industry Today"

March 6, 2013
Technology Law University Breakfast Seminar Series

January 30, 2013
Stephen R. Baird and Craig S. Krummen Give Seminar, "Intelligent Trademark Enforcement – Strategies to Avoid the Trademark Bullying Label"

October 24, 2012
Stephen R. Baird Serves as Panelist on "Trademark Clearing Options"

September 20-21, 2012
2012 Midwest IP Institute

March 13, 2012
Stephen R. Baird's "Brands, Blogs and the Big Bad Wolf"

February 8, 2012
Non-Traditional Trademarks: Sound, Color, Shape, Scent and More

January 19, 2012
ACC Networking Social


FEI Twin Cities Chapter Fall Event: Forward 2011

September 22 - 23, 2011
2011 Midwest IP Institute

April 04, 2011
SmartTalk Conversation with Ann Compton

March 10, 2011
The Stir - Formerly the Joint Dinner of Women's Professional Associations

December 02, 2010
Stephen R. Baird Discusses Social Media Hurdles at Minnesota PRSA Event

November 19, 2010
Stephen R. Baird Presenting at MN CLE on Marketing Your Law Practice Through Social Media

September 18, 2009
Webinar: What Trademark Lawyers Need to Understand About In Re Bose

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Steve Baird's expertise and pursuit of excellence in the trademark field have been of great benefit to our companies.
- Wulf-Heinz Pflaumer, Managing Director of Umarex Sportwaffen GmbH & Co. KG, and Managing Director of Carl Walther GmbH
We help strengthen the value of intellectual property assets through strategic joint ventures and technology alliances.
- Michael T. Olsen
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Susan A. Perera
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Sharon D. Armstrong
It's always been my philosophy to know my client's goals, advise on business issues, and build a relationship that endures over time.
- Devan V. Padmanabhan
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- David P. Pearson
I work with clients to explain their complex IP issues to judge and jury, clearly and persuasively.
- Sri K. Sankaran
Jeff Stone has been an integral part in developing and implementing our IP strategy.
- Jim Flaherty, Chief Administrative Officer, CSI
We help strengthen the value of intellectual property assets through strategic joint ventures and technology alliances.
- Bradley J. Walz
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Daniel J. Kelly
Clients deserve 'insurance' that what they are doing is protected and in tune with the direction of their business goals.
- Nathan J. Witzany
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Paul J. Robbennolt
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Edward R. Culhane
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Scott J. Dongoske
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Dean D. Willer
Catlan's detail oriented intellectual property strategy enabled us to successfully secure all the IP assets necessary to complete our corporate merger.
- Kay Horsch, Founder & Chairman of The Human Spirit Initiative
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Craig S. Krummen
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Brett A. Klein
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Michelle E. Dawson
Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
- Martha J. Engel