Brad Pedersen is a rare phenomenon; an attorney with a deep understanding of high technology, start-ups and patent law, coupled with a passion for innovation and telling the stories of entrepreneurs.
With more than 30 years of experience in patent prosecution and transactional IP law, Mr Pedersen serves as chair of the patent practice group at Patterson Thuente IP and focuses primarily on post-issuance proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office, patent prosecution strategy, licensing and litigation. His clients are innovators in high technology, computers, software and medical devices. As an inventor, entrepreneur and former in-house counsel, Mr Pedersen has a real-world foundation from which to create effective IP portfolios and strategies.
Mr Pedersen sits on the board of directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is co-author of the Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs treatise, Patents After the AIA (America Invents Act): Evolving Law and Practice (2016). Mr Pedersen is a named inventor on more than a dozen issued US patents on technologies, ranging from medical devices to unmanned aircraft. He is a graduate of the Singularity University’s executive programme (Autumn 2010).
- Mr Pedersen argued one of the first oral hearings for an inter partes review proceeding on behalf of patent owner Helferich Patent Licensing.
- He represented Polaris Wireless in an inter partes review proceeding involving challenge to the constitutionality of review proceedings under the America Invents Act.
- He was in-house counsel for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator start-up Angeion Corporation, responsible for the development and management of a portfolio exceeding 250 patents and applications that were used to generate more than $60 million in licensing revenue when Angeion decided to exit the industry.
- He developed and managed the patent portfolio for supercomputer company Supercomputer Systems Inc that sold for more than $20 million.
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