Brad D. Pedersen Esq.

Patterson Thuente Pedersen

Brad D. Pedersen is a patent attorney with more than 30 years of experience in patent law, engineering, business, and entrepreneurship. He is a partner and the chair of the patent practice group at Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A., an IP law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Brad concentrates his practice on post issuance review proceedings, patent prosecution strategy, licensing, and litigation, especially in the areas of high technology, computer, software, and medical technology. Brad is active in the AIPLA and currently serves on the Board of Directors.

Brad is an expert on the AIA and since it was first introduced in 2005 has actively followed the developments and debate surrounding patent reform at the agency, legislative, and judicial levels. He educates clients and colleagues by writing and presenting on the changes and strategies for dealing with the reforms. Brad has written several articles and presented to groups such as the USPTO Advanced Patent Law Institute, the National Science Foundation, and AIPLA on various aspects of the AIA.

He is co-author of the AIPLA/Bloomberg Law treatises Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law & Practice and Prior Art After the AIA: A Practical Guide.