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Christopher A. Young

Of Counsel
p (612) 604-6711   f (612) 604-6911 
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1998
Buena Vista College, B.A., Management & Entrepreneurship, magna cum laude, 1995
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Chris is a litigation attorney in the firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., with more than 15 years’ experience in complex litigation, including patent infringement, products liability, commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, insurance fraud, trademark, and trust disputes, he has represented clients involved in disputes and litigation across a broad spectrum of substantive areas. Chris’ experience includes first and second chair trial responsibilities, and management of all phases of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, dispositive and non-dispositive motion practice, and trial. Chris also has represented clients in multiple federal circuit and state appellate courts.

As a patent litigator, Chris has represented multi-national corporations and individual inventors as both plaintiffs and defendants in district courts across the US. His clients have spanned a variety of industries, including biotechnology, computer software, computer peripherals, orthopedic devices, pacemakers, dental composites and adhesives, roadway maintenance compounds, automotive repair and maintenance devices, bicycles, snowmobile parts and accessories, and golf course maintenance equipment, among others.

Chris also has written several articles that have been published in local, national, and international legal publications. Most recently, Chris has written articles on the topic of “paper terrorism,” and has written extensively about transnational intellectual property disputes and the use of arbitration to effectively resolve them.

Specialties: Intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation; and products liability

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1998
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Association
Honors & Awards
Minnesota Rising Stars®, (2006-2007)

Community Involvement
Innocence Project of Minnesota
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