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Patent & IP litigator & trial attorney


Understands the client’s business and technology


Client-centric


Provides value at all times

 
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Paul J. Robbennolt

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Education
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1993

Macalester College, B.A., cum laude, 1990
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Experience
Paul J. Robbennolt is an experienced patent litigator and trial attorney whose practice focuses on patent infringement, trade secret, trademark, and antitrust litigation matters. Paul is also a registered patent attorney and has prosecuted patents in a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, electrical devices and systems, and software. He shares a passion for protecting their intellectual property assets with his clients, and his work reflects this.

Paul successfully combines trial skills with the understanding of the technical demands of patent and other intellectual property issues. Paul works first with clients to understand their business strategies and then applies his deep knowledge of technology and science to the legal aspects of the case.

Paul litigates the full range of intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition. His clients come from a variety of complex industries, and he has represented clients such as Nonin Medical, Osteotech, and NetCurrents Information Services. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Hamline Law School.

Outside of work, Paul lives in Plymouth, MN, and enjoys Twins games with his wife and two children.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1993
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1993
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2014
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2004

Representative Litigation
Motorola Inc. v. Nonin Medical Inc. (N.D.Ill.): Patent infringement suit relating to wireless oximetry.

NetCurrents Information Services, Inc. v. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Factiva, Inc. (C.D. Cal): Patent infringement suit relating to Internet software.

Technology Patents LLC v. Deutsche Telekom AG, et al. (D. Md.): Patent infringement suit relating to text messaging.

Visto Corporation v. Sproqit Technologies, Inc. (S.C. Cal.):
Patent infringement suit relating to wireless data communications.

Ogma LLC v. Griffin International (W.D. Tex.): Patent infringement suit related to accelerometers.

Emmert Limited Partnership v. Warner Tools (S.D. Okla.):
Trade dress suit related to stilts

Osmonics v. Osmosis Technology, Inc. (TTAB): Trademark opposition and cancellation.

Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., et al. v. Osteotech, Inc. (E.D. Tenn.): Patent infringement suit relating to spinal surgery.

Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. v. Osteotech, Inc. (M.D. FL): Patent infringement suit relating to spinal surgery.

Dane Technologies v. Ameritek (D. Minn.): Patent infringement suit related to shopping cart retrievers.

Polaris v. Rasidescu (D. Minn): Trade secret case related to ATVs.


Community Involvement
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Staff and Editorial Board, University of Chicago Legal Forum, 1991-1993
  • Adjunct Professor, Patent Law, Hamline Law School, 2006-present
 
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