Warren Woessner

Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Warren Woessner is a registered patent attorney and a founding shareholder of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. His practice focuses on chemical patent law, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical treatments, diagnostics, and biofuels and agricultural chemistry, including related opinion and licensing matters. In addition, Mr Woessner has served as an expert witness and also works in mediation of inventorship disputes and solutions for complex prosecution problems.

Mr Woessner received his BA in chemistry (1966) from Cornell University, his PhD in organic chemistry (1971) and his law degree (JD, cum laude, 1981) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. From 1972 to 1978 he worked for Miles Laboratories in new drug research. Mr Woessner was an associate attorney at Kenyon & Kenyon from 1981 to 1984, and then joined Merchant & Gould in Minneapolis. He founded their chemical practice group and became a partner in 1989.

Mr Woessner also co-founded the Biotechnology Committee of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association. He has published and spoken widely on legal topics, was the 1993-1995 chair of the Chemical Practice Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), chaired the Biotechnology Committee (2003-2005) and has served as a member of the Amicus Committee. He co-authored the AIPLA amicus briefs to the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court in JEM Ag Supply v Pioneer Hi-Bred. He is a fellow of the AIPLA and a trustee of the ALPLEF.

Mr Woessner also has a blog about IP bio law that can be found at www.patents4life.com.

Professional associations

  • American Intellectual Property Education Foundation
  • Fund for Legal Aid Society
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Firm details

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
121 South 8th Street
Suite 1600
Minneapolis MN 55402
United States

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