Charlie Nelson Patterson Thuente IP
Charlie Nelson Patterson Thuente IP

Charlie Nelson

Associate - Patent Attorney

Patent Law

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Charlie Nelson handles patent preparation and prosecution for clients in a variety of industries, including medical device, consumer products and environmental technology.


Charlie’s technical experience stems from his work in industry, including an assignment with a world leading orthopedic device manufacturer, where he completed an 8-month research and development co-operative internship, focusing on total knee reconstruction procedures. Other industry experience includes serving as a prototype test engineer for a power transmission company, working on mid-voltage transformers, regulators and switchgear, and working as an R&D engineer for a consumer product company, focusing on home appliance design and development.


Prior to joining Patterson Thuente IP, Charlie worked as a law clerk with the firm, gaining valuable experience and building the skills necessary to become a patent attorney.

University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010

University of Wisconsin, B.S., Physics (minor in Mathematics), 2010

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2017


Supreme Court of Minnesota

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Minnesota Intellectual Propety Law Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

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