Patrick Stephan

Director of Human Resources

Patent Lawyers

As Director of Human Resources for Patterson Thuente IP, Patrick partners with the firm’s leadership and employees to help develop, deliver and align the firm’s robust people-based solutions to best serve our clients and their diverse needs.


Patrick’s primary focus is on helping to leverage the tremendous value offered by the firm’s greatest asset: Its people. Through a lens of continuous improvement, Patrick works to help to develop meaningful, unique and diverse employment experiences, initiatives, and programs to ensure the firm attracts and retains top talent for the ultimate benefit of our clients.


Patrick’s area of responsibility includes all human resources initiatives, including organizational development, employee relations, compensation, and benefit programs and payroll.  Patrick’s comprehensive multi-national HR prior experience includes working in diverse sectors such as manufacturing, construction management, health care, higher education, hospitality, and non-profits.


Association of Legal Administrators

Society for Human Resource Management

MN College and University Professionals – Human Resources, former board member

Community Involvement

Patrick’s personal and professional passions intersect in any opportunities that help people to identify and implement creative solutions to seemingly complex problems. In his free time, Patrick is involved in faith-based and retreat volunteering and leadership, and he has a particular passion for helping disadvantaged people with overcoming challenges or obstacles towards experiencing greater personal or professional well-being.


Ashford University, Forbes School of Business, MAOM

Society of Human Resource Management, Senior Certified Professional

International Foundation of Employee Benefits and University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist

HRCI, Senior Professional in Human Resources

University of Minnesota, B.A., Psychology

Patrick Stephan 612.349.3003