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Patent litigation requires a lawyer who can take complex technical issues and explain them in a way that a judge and jury will understand. This requires that the lawyer first develop a solid grasp on the client’s technology and its role in the client’s business model. The lawyer must then identify the key issues in the case, and develop a case strategy and theme that is supported by the applicable law, and also persuasive at a common sense level.

Our attorneys know from decades of experience, how to evaluate the asserted patent, the accused product or process and the prior art, and develop a winning approach. Our attorneys have successfully tried patent cases to juries in courts around the nation. Our attorneys have handled patent infringement cases covering a wide array of technologies including computer hardware and software, communication networks, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, medical devices, surgical equipment, chemical processes, business methods, construction safety devices, and snowmobile equipment.

Here at Winthrop, our lawyers think it is important to work with the client at the outset to identify exactly what is at stake in the case. Once the business risks and rewards are identified, our attorneys work with the client to develop a litigation team, strategy and budget that are appropriate to the needs of the case. Our attorneys combine courtroom skills with a deep understanding of patent law and the technology at issue.

Our attorneys collaborate with the client to develop a case theory that is coherent, consistent and persuasive to a judge and jury. This case theory helps guide our work on all aspects of the case, from discovery, to claim construction, to dispositive motion, through trial. Our attorneys understand that expert witnesses are often of critical importance in patent cases, and that it is best to identify experts get their input early in the case.

Our patent litigation attorneys understand the importance of bringing the issues to life in the courtroom and work with expert witnesses and graphics specialists to develop evidence and demonstrative exhibits with strong visual impact. Our attorneys have employed laser scanning confocal fluorescence microscopy to demonstrate that the carbohydrate- lipid-protein structure of an animal feed product matched the requirements of the patent claims. Similarly, our attorneys have used computer-generated 3-D animations to show that a prior art machine (which no longer was in existence) operated in the same way as the alleged invention and invalidated the patent claims.

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December 12, 2016
Winthrop & Weinstine Welcomes Eight New Associates

November 01, 2016
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Twenty-Six Winthrop & Weinstine Practices in its “Best Law Firms” List

October 24, 2016
Benchmark Litigation 2017 Recognized Winthrop & Weinstine as “Highly Recommended”

September 07, 2016
2016 Midwest IP Institute

August 15, 2016
Twenty-Six Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to 2017 “Best Lawyers In America” List

June 03, 2016
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized as “IP Stars” by National Publication

March 11, 2016
American Intellectual Property Law Association 2016 Spring Meeting - May 18, 2016

March 11, 2016
Intellectual Property Series: Printing Infringement – Are 3-D Printers the Next Napster? - March 15, 2016

November 02, 2015
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Twenty-Four Winthrop & Weinstine Practices in its “Best Law Firms” List

October 29, 2015
Benchmark Litigation 2016 Recognized Winthrop & Weinstine as “Highly Recommended”

May 20, 2015
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized as "IP Stars" by National Publication

January 12, 2015
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Announces New Shareholders and Associates

January 01, 2015
DuetsBlog Tops ABA Journal's Blawg 100

November 04, 2014
Benchmark Litigation 2015 Recognized Winthrop & Weinstine as "Highly Recommended"

June 30, 2014
IP Solicitation Scams on the Rise

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

December 27, 2013
Winthrop & Weinstine Brings Prompt End to Two IPR Petitions Under New AIA Provisions

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

September 21, 2012
Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA: Business Method Patents

September 17, 2012
Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA: Third Parties

September 10, 2012
Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA Take Effect September 16, 2012

May 02, 2012
Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL)

March 28, 2012
Devan V. Padmanabhan Quoted in MedCity News

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 09, 2012
ACC Networking Social

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

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

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

May 20, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Holds Annual Women Client Networking Event

March 11, 2011
SmartTalk Conversation with Ann Compton

February 21, 2011
Remembering Our Stars Gala for the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota

February 10, 2011
Association of Corporate Counsel's "Cocktails & Colleagues"

February 03, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Partners with University of Minnesota Law School for Minority Mentorship Program

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

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

 
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Winthrop & Weinstine is here to protect your most important intangible business assets - today and in the future.
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I work with clients to explain their complex IP issues to judge and jury, clearly and persuasively.
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I work with clients to explain their complex IP issues to judge and jury, clearly and persuasively.
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We help strengthen the value of intellectual property assets through strategic joint ventures and technology alliances.
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