Kyle T. Peterson

Partner - Patent & Trademark Attorney


Patent Lawyers

Kyle Peterson represents clients with complex business issues involving patents and trademarks. He has a broad background and rich experience in intellectual property licensing, client counseling and infringement analysis relating to the retention and transfer of intellectual property assets.

 

Kyle is responsible for the worldwide trademark portfolios of many of Patterson Thuente’s clients. He has extensive experience preparing trademark clearance and availability opinions, preparing and prosecuting domestic and international trademark applications, and conducting trials before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

 

In addition, Kyle represents clients involved in domestic and foreign trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, and litigates trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution cases. He is also experienced in Internet law, including Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) actions and domain name acquisitions. Kyle has also filed and is a named inventor on plant patents PP19,246 and PP23,376.

Professional Experience

Before earning his law degree, Kyle worked as an engineer designing precision components for the automotive, medical device and office products industries. His industry experience spans a wide range of disciplines, including materials science, filtration, enology, and food science.

Case Studies

  • Filing correspondent on more than 1,000 U.S. trademark and service mark applications
  • Successfully arbitrated a variety of matters concerning the misappropriation of trademarks on the Internet
  • Responsible for many large naming projects, including clearance and registration of new brand names for several prominent companies

Domain Name Dispute Victories

CSAV, Inc. v Jucco Holdings c/o Admin

Oakdale Gun Club v Oakdale Gun Club

Allegiant Air v Domains Ventures

Allegiant Air v Digi Real Estate Foundation

Summit Group, LLC v LSO, Ltd

The Occasions Group, Inc. v domainparkingmeter

Summit Group, LLC v LSO, Ltd

Towmaster, Inc. v Dale Hale

Burgmann Industries GmbH & Co. KG v Bergman Specialty Products, Inc.

Winehaven, Inc. v Discount Glass Co. LLC

Tom Douramakos v. The Job Shoppe

Recognition

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal “Forty Under 40” award (2006)

Minnesota Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars (2008 – 2013)

Other

Named inventor on plant patents PP19,246 and PP23,276 

Teaches intellectual property law as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas

National Editorial Board member, Thompson Reuters, Ideas On Intellectual Property Law

Featured speaker at “Invention to Venture” conferences

Served as an expert witness for plaintiff in litigation involving the misappropriation of trade secrets

Chisago Lakes Economic Development Authority, Vice President

Education

University of St. Thomas, B.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 1998, cum laude

University of St. Thomas, M.B.A., Finance, 2004

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2001

Admissions

Supreme Court of Minnesota

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships

American Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

International Trademark Association

Publications

The Importance of Registering Your TrademarksIdeas on Intellectual Property Law, August/September 2014

Guidelines for Trademark Usage and MarkingIdeas on Intellectual Property Law, April/May 2014

An Update on ICANN’s New gTLDs, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, Year End 2013

Trademark Clearinghouse Opens as Part of Domain Name Expansion, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, June/July 2013

The New Internet: What Brand Owners Should Know About the New gTLDs, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, February/March 2013

USPTO Establishes Additional Requirements in Proving Use of Trademarks, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, Year End 2012

Recouping Your Intellectual Property Investments, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, April/May 2012

Protection of Trade Secrets in the Digital Age, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, February/March 2012

What Companies Need to Know About the Coming Influx of gTLDs, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, Year End 2011

United States Enacts Patent Reform, Minnesota Business, October 2011

Protecting Trademarks in the Social Media AgeIdeas on Intellectual Property Law, June/July 2011

USPTO Pilot Program Will Provide Inventors with More Time and Options, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, February/March 2011

Twitter Creates Unique Challenges for Copyright Law, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, August/September 2010

Are Your Trademarks Being Sold by Search Engines?, Minnesota Business Magazine online, July 2009

Protecting Brands in International Markets, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, Year End 2008

American Red Cross Sued for Using Red-Cross Trademark, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, April/May 2008

Trade Dress and Trademarks are Similar But Distinct Tools, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, February/March 2008

Trademark Abuse by Cybersquatters & Cyberpirates, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, August/September 2007

E-mail Abuse and Screen Names May Lead to Trademark Liability, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, June/July 2007

How to Keep Your Secret Sauce Secret, Upsize Minnesota, June 2006

Here’s How to Protect Trademarks, Names on the Internet, Upsize Magazine, March 2005

Intellectual Property and the Internet, Minnesota Journal of Business Law and Entrepreneurship, Fall 2005

What Your Company Should Know About Trade Secrets, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, August 2006

Determining the Value of Intellectual Property Assets, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, October 2006

Presentations

“Protecting and Maintaining a Strong Brand,” Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference, January 2013