Chris Hansen Patterson Thuente IP Patent Attorney
Chris Hansen Patterson Thuente IP Patent Attorney

Christian J. Hansen

Associate - Patent Attorney

612.349.3019 | hansen@ptslaw.com

    Chris Hansen handles patent preparation and prosecution for clients in the medical device, aerospace, robotics, agricultural, oil and gas exploration, and mechanical industries. Chris also routinely conducts prior art reviews, drafts freedom-to-operate and product clearance opinions, and prepares license agreements.

    Early in his career, Chris worked as an engineer in an aluminum and magnesium foundry where he was involved in the production of aircraft components. He later joined the United States Navy, where he served his country as a pilot, flying the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter and the C-26D Metroliner twin-engine passenger/cargo transport aircraft. His missions primarily included Navy Seal insertion/extraction, reconnaissance and logistics support. While serving in the military, Chris was credited with the rescue of six individuals, including one fellow service member.   As a patent attorney, Chris assists companies, both large and small, as they navigate the often crowded IP landscape in order to establish a position that aligns with their business objectives. He has worked with several start-up companies, whose success in raising capital for future growth was supported by their strong IP portfolios.   Chris has drafted, filed and successfully prosecuted well over 100 utility and design patents on a wide array of technologies. He routinely assists his clients in obtaining international IP protection in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, countries within the European Patent Convention (EPO), India, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Russia, and Singapore, as well as within South America.

    • Aerospace
    • Agricultural implements
    • Catheters and vascular access devices
    • Computer software and mobile device (iPhone) applications
    • Consumer products
    • Diabetes therapy
    • Electrostimulation devices
    • Implantable pumps
    • Internal combustion engines
    • Manufacturing
    • Medical infusion pumps
    • Metallurgy
    • Oil and gas exploration and processing
    • Orthotic devices
    • Robotics
    • Semiconductor fabrication
    • Spinal implants and procedures
    • Turbine engines
    University of Minnesota, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1998
    William Mitchell College of Law, 2012, magna cum laude, William Mitchell Law Review
    American Intellectual Property Law Association
    Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
    American Bar Association
    Minnesota State Bar Association
    Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna IP Inn of Courts
    Supreme Court of Minnesota
    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

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