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Brent A. Lorentz

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Education
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2006
University of North Dakota, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 2003
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Experience
Brent Lorentz represents a diverse range of clients in complex litigation matters, as well as a number of other legal issues.  He has represented large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in disputes involving intellectual property, contracts and insurance, employment, securities, and even constitutional issues.  Brent has experience practicing in state and federal district courts, appeals courts, and arbitration forums.

In addition to thoughtful litigation advice and strong advocacy, Brent works with clients in pursuing long term solutions to prevent a lawsuit before it begins.  His varied education and legal experience allow him to see potential problems from different vantage points, and find creative solutions.

Brent was counsel of record in two of Twin Cities Business Magazine’s Top 10 Lawsuits of 2012, and is a Volunteer Attorney with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2009
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2011


Representative Matters
  • Represented a board game manufacturer in connection with a license dispute.
  • Represented the manufacturer of complex mechanical testing devices in a lengthy patent dispute.
  • Represented clients in connection with securities litigation and responses to SEC subpoenas.
  • Represented clients in connection with a constitutional challenge to Minnesota Statute regarding emissions from generation and transmission of electricity.
  • Represented a local law firm in its defense against malpractice allegations.
  • Represented various insurers and insureds in coverage disputes.
  • Advised clients regarding implications of employment agreements and trade secret law on future business opportunities.
Honors & Awards
  • "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation, 2015
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014
  • Up & Coming Attorney, Chambers USA, in Litigation: Appellate, 2013
  • University of North Dakota Presidential Scholar
  • Freeman Award for Innovation –2nd Runner Up
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
  • Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Policy
  • Board Member, Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society 

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Publications
Author. "Why 'Escape From Tomorrow' Likely Won't Make It To Theaters." Law360. 16 May 2013.

Co-author. “Top Ten Recent UDRP Decisions.” 2007 IP Book. Minneapolis: Minnesota CLE, 2007.

Co-presenter. “Experimental Testing of a PCM Slurry System to Shift Peak Air-Conditioning Loads.” Phase Change Material and Slurry Scientific Conference and Business Forum. Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. 23-25 Apr. 2003.

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DuetsBlog
Brent blogs on the firm's trademark and brand blog, DuetsBlog. Follow the links below to read his posts.

 
Dedicated to bridging the gap between creativity and the law.

Is the Skype Falling?
Posted on May 08, 2015 by Brent Lorentz
  An interesting battle ground may be brewing in light of the United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the B&B Hardware case which Duetsblog authors have...

Slanted Perspective?
Posted on Apr 27, 2015 by Brent Lorentz
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I refer you to “the Slants?”  Is it a non-perpendicular or horizontal line?  Is it the news coverage of MSNBC...

The Lazarus Award
Posted on Mar 20, 2015 by Brent Lorentz
It’s the end of March which can mean only one thing:  March Madness!  For many sports fans, this is easily the “most wonderful time of the year” –Chri...

Don’t Forget About Domain Names
Posted on Mar 06, 2015 by Brent Lorentz
One aspect of intellectual property law that doesn’t get as much attention as it maybe should is domain names.  For those of you internet-savvy readers out there (who I...

Brave New World
Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Brent Lorentz
Tiffany & Co. made some waves over the past several weeks when it featured a same sex couple in its “Will You?” engagement campaign.  Tiffany is the first ...

Did Sony Let the Terrorists Win?
Posted on Dec 19, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard about the hoopla caused by the new Seth Rogen and James Franco movie called the interview. ...

Rockin’ Around The ©hristmas Tree
Posted on Dec 08, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
This past weekend, my wife and I were fortunate enough to take in the sights and sounds of NYC.  Included on our stops was the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree....

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Posted on Nov 10, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
Unless you’ve been living under rock this past week, you’ve likely heard the story of new viral sensation “Alex from Target.”  Apparently, some teenag...

Switcheroo
Posted on Nov 06, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
  Long suffering Vikings fans–a population of which I am a proud/depressed member–received emotionally confusing news earlier this week.  Adrian Peterson, scourge...

Executing Noriega?
Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
As some of you may recall, I posted about a lawsuit Manuel Noriega brought against purveyors of the Call of Duty video game franchise arising from his depiction in the game. ...

 
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