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Christian J. Hansen

Associate - Patent Attorney

Patent Lawyers

Chris Hansen handles patent preparation and prosecution for clients in the medical device, mechanical and agricultural industries. In addition to his transactional work, Chris supports the firm’s litigation team.

Professional Experience

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.


University of Minnesota, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1998
William Mitchell College of Law, 2012, magna cum laude, William Mitchell Law Review


Supreme Court of Minnesota
United States Patent & Trademark Office


American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota State Bar Association


Statutory Construction and Policy Arguments for a Symmetric Approach to Promulgating Guidelines for New Section 102(b) Subparagraphs (A) and (B) – the First-to-Publish Grace Period Exceptions to Prior Art, Cybaris: An Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Spring 2013 Case Note: Innovations to Historic Legal Traditions—Jackson v. Mortgage Elec. Registration Sys., 37 William Mitchell Law Review, 355, 2010
Chris Hansen Patterson Thuente IP Patent Attorney

Christian J. Hansen

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