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Attorney Spotlight - Brad Thorson

Brad Thorson recently joined DeWitt as a partner in the Minneapolis office, and is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Brad was born and raised in northeastern South Dakota, and graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings with a degree in mechanical engineering.  While in high school, he took and passed the FCC examinations for a commercial radiotelephone operators license, and afterward during college, worked with his father at KDLO-TV/FM in Garden City, South Dakota, operating and maintaining the station’s television and radio transmitters.

After graduation from SDSU, he moved to Pierre, South Dakota, working in various engineering jobs for the State of South Dakota including at the S.D. Energy Office, Department of Health, Department of Transportation, and Bureau of Administration.  While working there, he obtained his license as a Registered Professional Engineer.  In 1990, he moved his family to the Twin Cities and accepted a job with the City of Minneapolis, eventually becoming Deputy Director of Inspections.  

During the time he worked for Minneapolis, his long-time interest in the law was piqued through working with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s office on construction regulation, trade licensing, and housing regulation cases.  This, coupled with an interest in intellectual property, led him to attend law school in the evening program at William Mitchell College of Law.

Brad left the City of Minneapolis after graduation from William Mitchell and joined the intellectual property boutique firm of Patterson Thuente Pedersen in Minneapolis as an associate attorney.  In time, he became a partner, and spent 18 years at Patterson.  

His practice primarily involves patent prosecution and litigation in the mechanical, electrical, and software arts, and trademark prosecution and enforcement.  In addition, Brad assists clients in achieving their business goals through effective management of their patent and trademark portfolios, negotiating and drafting licensing and supply agreements, counseling on intellectual property opportunities and risks, and assisting with the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions,

Brad has extensive experience with a diverse array of technologies including: window and door hardware; mounting devices for electronic displays and equipment; projection screens and equipment; farm equipment; automotive components; electric motors and controls; electric power grid analysis and management; renewable energy systems; semiconductor manufacturing equipment; heat management devices for computers; electronic touch screens; and software for a wide range of purposes such as sound mixing and editing, and video conferencing and control.  His practice is also distinguished by extensive patent reexamination and reissue experience, including over 30 inter-partes and ex-parte reexaminations and more than a dozen broadening reissues.  

Outside of work, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife Robin and their two sons and daughter, traveling, and working on and driving his two 1970’s American performance cars. 

About the Author

Julie Nagorski is an attorney located in our Minneapolis office with significant experience litigating disputes in numerous areas of the law, with a focus in real property and construction disputes. Contact Julie by email or at (612) 305-14​27.

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