Kyle Peterson

Partner - Patent & Trademark Attorney

Patent Law

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    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.

    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.

    • 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

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

    Minnesota Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars (2008 – 2013)
    • Super Bowl Host Committee, Cuisine Committee – Wine Industry Liaison and Content Curator
    • 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

    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

    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

    International Trademark Association

    American Bar Association

    Minnesota State Bar Association

    Hennepin County Bar Association

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

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