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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
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®, 2013
  • 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 

Community

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.

DuetsBlog
Brent blogs on the firm's trademark and brand blog, DuetsBlog. Follow the links below to read his posts.
Induction Ceremony
Posted on Apr 21, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
On April 30, 2014, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral argument in the case of Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies.  The question presented and to be decided i...

Dick’s Matters
Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
Every now and then I see an advertising campaign that really takes me by surprise and compels me to gush over it publicly.  While I suppose there is no particular recipe for ...

Err Jordan?
Posted on Feb 28, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
As some of you may know, I commonly write posts on “personal branding” involving sports figures and other celebrities.  (See here, here, here, here, and here).  W...

Raspberry Berate
Posted on Jan 31, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
About two weeks ago, the artist (known as, then formerly known as, and now again known as) Prince filed a copyright infringement suit against 22 “accused bootleggers...

Gold Digger
Posted on Jan 17, 2014 by Brent Lorentz
Since I’m a massive contemporary hip-hop fan (okay, not really), I felt compelled to comment on the entertaining “Coinye” controversy that recently bubbled ...

From the Land Down Under
Posted on Dec 20, 2013 by Brent Lorentz
I come bearing breaking legal news from the Land Down Under, specifically, New Zealand.  It appears that Coca-Cola recently suffered a small setback in its quest for world do...

We’re Evolving, But What Are We Becoming?
Posted on Nov 22, 2013 by Brent Lorentz
The below video has actually been out for over a year now, but it recently experienced a resurgence through social media–particularly Facebook.  As you will see from wa...

Owned
Posted on Nov 08, 2013 by Brent Lorentz
Some of you may be familiar with my various blog posts relating to personal branding.  (See here, here, here, and here.)  This past month, I became aware of what I believe to...

I May Be Old, But I Got To See All The Cool Brands.
Posted on Oct 11, 2013 by Brent Lorentz
As I was perusing Facebook the other day, I stumbled upon the following picture posted by a friend: For reasons unknown to me, I inserted the letter “r” into R...

With Great Power Comes Great Responsbility
Posted on Sep 30, 2013 by Brent Lorentz
Recently, a Seventh Circuit Judge penned an article over at Law360 setting forth her belief that the Federal Circuit should no longer have exclusive jurisdiction over patent ...

 
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