Patterson Thuente Patent Lawyers in Minnesota, Ideas Owned.

Daniel L. Bruzzone

Associate - Patent Attorney

Patent Lawyers

Daniel Bruzzone is an associate attorney at Patterson Thuente IP. His practice consists of patent drafting and prosecution, performing patentability and clearance searches, and preparing patent invalidity opinions, as well as patent litigation support.


Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Daniel spent six years in research and development at a Fortune 100 company, developing products used in photovoltaic modules. He worked on the development of commercialized polymers used in adhesives (polyisobutylene- and acrylic block copolymer-based PSAs) and solar encapsulants. These efforts required expertise in rheological tests such as DSC, DMA, TSA, TSC, peel, shear, and tack, among others. Daniel also performed optical characterization, including spectrophotometry, haze testing and color testing, on materials such as flat-panel Fresnel lenses and solar glass/encapsulant constructions.

Representative Technology Experience

  • Polymers
    • Adhesive and encapsulant materials
    • Rheology
    • Weathering characteristics and testing systems
  • Physics
    • Solid state/semiconductor device fabrication and design
      • Vias
      • Non-volatile sensors and isolators
      • GMR device fabrication
      • Hall effect sensors
    • Optical systems and testing (e.g., spectrophotometry, haze)
  • Medical devices
    • Catheters
    • Cardiovascular and prostate diagnostics and therapies
  • Aerospace
    • Gas turbine engines and related technologies
    • Communications systems (e.g., eFAST, eSTORM)
    • ECS and other bleed air systems
    • Cooling hole design
  • Software-implemented inventions
    • Dynamic control systems
    • Computer networking and data communications
  • Renewable technologies
    • Photovoltaic systems
    • Distributed generation management

Community Involvement

Attorney volunteer for LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program

William Mitchell Giles Rich Moot Court, Volunteer Coach

Ramsey County Election Judge


North Star Lawyers, 2016 – 2017


ForewordCybaris® an Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2015

A Cooperative Clinic/Corporate Patent Pro Bono Project, Landslide, September/October 2014

Extraterritoriality of Patent Statute: An Analysis of the Federal Circuit’s Decision in Transocean v. Maersk, Cybaris® an Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Spring 2012


University of Minnesota, B.S., Physics, 2006
William Mitchell College of Law, 2013, cum laude, Cybaris IP Law Review Editor-in-Chief


Supreme Court of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
United States Patent & Trademark Office


American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Sigma Pi Sigma

Daniel L. Bruzzone

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