Patrick M Arenz
Attorney at law at Robins Kaplan LLP
Patrick M Arenz is a trial lawyer who handles high-stakes disputes for a diverse set of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small inventor-led companies and individuals. His practice focuses on patent and copyright infringement matters, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract disputes, and business and individual tort cases. In five separate enforcement efforts for inventor-led companies, he has secured eight-figure licensing revenues for each client. He is equally adept at representing defendants and has handled competitor-versus-competitor patent cases on both sides of the ‘v’. His cases have garnered media attention from outlets including The New York Times, Star Tribune and even “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”. Based on his accomplishments, Mr Arenz was selected for the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2018 and named a Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star 2019 Winner for Best in Litigation: Trial Lawyer.
Mr Arenz has honed his trial skills in courtrooms across the country and spent his early career working alongside renowned trial lawyers, including Ronald J Schutz. He has since tried a wide range of cases, including patent infringement, breach of contract, personal injury, and felony-criminal defence cases. For instance, he recently tried a breach of licence dispute over unpaid royalties and obtained a $5.7 million verdict that settled on appeal for $13.5 million. Many of Mr Arenz’s cases have resolved successfully before trial, driven by his preparation and readiness for trial.