I use my expertise in both intellectual property law and complex technology to help companies of all sizes effectively protect and manage their creative assets. I am both an experienced litigator and registered patent attorney, and provide a wide range of services, including intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, and corporate due diligence. I have a degree in computer engineering, and regularly draw on my real-world knowledge and experience in representing clients in a broad range of information-driven and technology-focused industries, including computer hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, emerging technologies, and other areas. I also use my technical background to advise my clients on a variety of data privacy, cybersecurity, and technology law issues.
I bring an analytical yet creative approach to handling, and solving, a wide range of issues for my clients. After understanding my clients’ business objectives, I work closely with them to develop cost-effective strategies designed to achieve the best possible results, while minimizing legal expenses. I enjoy using my technical background and experience to develop a deep understanding of the relevant technology, and then apply that understanding to create the best available outcome for my clients. My technical background enables me to effectively assist my clients with a wide range of data privacy, cybersecurity, and technology law issues. I also understand that a client’s intellectual property is key to financial success, and will work tirelessly to protect my client’s innovations.
I surround myself with technology outside of work. I’ve developed an interest in 3D printing, drones, and virtual reality, and am active in the IoT and Maker communities. I also enjoy mountaineering, listening to and playing music, and biking.
Honors & Awards
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2013-2018
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Co-chair, Minnesota KnowledgeNet Chapter