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  1. Patent Application: 70%
    25 years
  2. Trademark Application: 15%
    25 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    25 years
  4. Copyright Application: 5%
    24 years

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2900 Thomas Av S #100
Minneapolis, MN, 55416


MNAuthorized to practice199107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 40 IP AttorneyMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBeck Tysver Evans1997 - Present
AssociateFaegre & Benson1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law SectionFormer President1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Internet EthicsLaw and the Internet2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
Carleton CollegePhysicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Patentability of computer software and e-commerce; An examination of the law after Bilski v. Kappos and Mayo v. PrometheusPatentability of computer software2012
Mini Master of Information TechnologyLegal Issues in Technology2012
IP Issues in ContractsIP and Business Issues in Cloud Computing2012
Computer and Technology Law InstitutePatent Law Year in Review2012
2012 Midwest IP InstituteAdding Mayo v. Prometheus to the Mix – Practical Analysis and Advice for Patent Prosecutors and Litigators2012
IP for the Non-IP Lawyer, WebcastPatent Law2011
Introduction to Copyright, Trademark and Other Intellectual Property LawIntroduction to Copyright and Trademark Law2011
2011 Midwest IP InstituteIP and Business Issues in Cloud Computing2011
Bilski - FinallyBilski - A Recap of the Supreme Court's Decision2010
2009 Midwest IP InstituteBest Practices After Bilski2009
2008 Midwest IP InstituteBest Practices for Patent Drafting2008