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About Me

I practice in all areas of Intellectual Property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. I am a Conciliation Court Judge in Hennepin County and Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. I also serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law.


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Practice Areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 50%
    18 years, 12 cases
  2. Copyright Infringement: 25%
    17 years, 6 cases
  3. Trademark Application: 15%
    20 years, 25 cases
  4. Patent Application: 10%
    17 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($250-425/hour)

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Contact Info

Sapientia Law Group PLLC

120 S. 6th St.
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

1201 Peachtree Street, N.E., #200
Atlanta, GA, 30361



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200709/08/2015
MNAuthorized to practice199506/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySapientia Law Group2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College of Law2009 - Present
Conciliation Court JudgeHennepin County Conciliation Court2000 - Present
Senior AssociateMerchant & Gould An Intellectual Property Law Firm2000 - 2007
AssociateHalleland, Lewis, Nilan & Johnson1996 - 2000
AssociatePopham Haik Schnobrich & Kaufman1995 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota Association of Black LawyersMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ductcap Products, Inc. v. Davco Enterprises, Inc.N/A
Perrella v. Shorewood RV CtrN/A
Bellboy Corporation v. Richmond LimitedSummary judgment in favor of defendant affirmed
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Publication NameTitleDate
ArchitectWilliam Hablinski Architecture v. Amir Construction: Copyright case highlights subjective aspect of calculating damages2007
Executive CounselMixed Results When U.S. IP Law Goes Traveling Abroad2007
Intellectual Property Litigation, ABA Section of LitigationCopyright Infringement Liability for Video-Sharing Networks2007
ArchitectChirco et al. v. Crosswinds Communities, Inc., et al.2007
Computer & Internet LawyerCopyright Infringement Liability for Video Sharing Networks:  Grokster Redux or Breaking New Ground under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act2006
Intellectual Property JournalPatents; Copyright; Cyberspace2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Houston Baptist UniversityManagementM.B.A.1986
Indiana University-BloomingtonMicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Media and Business Practice in Cyberspace, Liability on the Internet: File Sharing and Beyond, Hamline Spring IP SymposiumProtecting Your Clients’ Content:  The IP Challenges of Music, Media and Business Practice in Cyberspace2007
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association CLEElimination of Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Profession2005
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association CLEElimination of Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Profession2003
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association CLEElimination of Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Profession2001
National Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionAmerican Inventors Protection Act of 19992000