Patterson Thuente Patent Lawyers in Minnesota, Ideas Owned.

Brian L. Stender

Partner - Patent Attorney

Patent Lawyers
Brian L. Stender is a partner with Patterson Thuente IP whose practice combines patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation, as well as preparation of patentability, infringement, and invalidity analyses and opinions on behalf of the firm’s clients. Brian’s technical experience lies in the areas of chemical, biochemical, mechanical, and medical devices.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked as an in-house patent liaison for Phillips Plastics Corporation where he focused on patent prosecution and portfolio management and developed extensive knowledge in injection molding, insert molding and multi-shot processes. In addition, he has experience with small-scale pharmaceutical-derivative synthesis and characterization, aquatic photochemistry, time-resolved flash photolysis, and process development.

Representative Technology Experience

  • Ammunition primer compounds
  • Biodegradable fiber-molded products
  • Carbon nanotube technologies
  • Electrochemical deposition compositions and processes
  • Coagulation agents and anticoagulants
  • CpG binding protein homologs for Prokaryotic DNA enriching
  • Ethanol and ethanol-byproduct processing
  • Fertilizer and cementitious compounds
  • Fischer-Tropsch catalysts
  • Immunological assays
  • Ion-exchange filter technology
  • Medical devices and medical device coatings
  • Mutein proteins for binding TNF receptors
  • Nanoscale green-fuel technology
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Oil extraction process in ethanol production
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymer compositions
  • Processes for detecting chemical, biological and environmental analytes
  • Processes for removing impurities from gas streams

Case Studies

  • Represented defendant, a distributor of cooking accessories, in patent infringement case that settled before initiation of the discovery phase on favorable  terms for the defendant In a trade dress case, represented manufacturer and distributor of music chairs—settled with favorable terms for client during course of bench trial
  • Represented various defendants in architectural design copyright cases that settled before trial with favorable terms for defendants In a trademark litigation case, represented the plaintiff against multiple infringers who were not only infringing on client’s trademark, but also cybersquatting on confusingly similar marks—cases settled with defendants transferring domain names to plaintiff, along with other terms favorable to client
  • Represented defendant accused of trademark infringement—case settled early in discovery phase with plaintiff transferring domain names to the defendant Represented various defendants in architectural design copyright cases that settled before trial with favorable terms for the defendants


Minnesota Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2009 – 2016


Viterbo College, B.S., Chemistry, 1999, magna cum laude
University of Minnesota, M.S., Chemistry, 2001
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2004, magna cum laude; William Mitchell Law Review, assistant editor


U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Supreme Court of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


American Chemical Society
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association

Academic Publications

Patent Marking in the 21st Century: Virtual Marking, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, August/September 2012
Aqueous photochemistry of triclosan: Formation of 2,4-dichlorophenol, 2,8-dichlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and oligomerization products, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2005, 24, 517-525. (
Photochemical Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Cimetidine and Ranitidine,Environmental Science and Technology, 2003, 37, 3342-3350. (


“Patentability of Nature-Based Products Derived from Nature Sources,” South Dakota State University Lunch & Learn, Brookings, SD, April 2015
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