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Meet The Owner

Paul Dietz, Esq.


Over the years, I’ve worked in both private practice and for a large corporation. While in private practice I’ve provided counsel to a variety of entrepreneurs, up start companies and large corporations. 


My private practice experience includes:

  • U.S. patent application preparation together with U.S. and foreign patent application prosecution in a variety of technologies, including:
  • medical devices (ie: implantable devices, diagnostic tools, rhythm management aids, vascular devices, cryogenic applications, etc.)
  • electromechanical devices (ie: sensors, circuits, controllers, testing equipment, etc.)
  • mechanical devices (ie: impellers, boilers, pumps, filters, road construction, material testing equipment, additive manufacturing, etc.)
  • miscellaneous components (ie: exercise equipment, outdoor sports, shipping containers, archery sights, etc.)
  • preparation and negotiation of various contractual agreements, including license agreements, assignments, acquisitions, etc.
  • patent litigation
  • trademark registration, opposition, and litigation
  • copyright registration and litigation
  • pre-trial motion practice and Appellate practice
  • preparation of opinions: patentability, validity/invalidity, and infringement/non-infringement

As a patent attorney within a large corporation I had the opportunity to:

  • Oversee and manage U.S. and foreign patent application preparation, prosecution, and maintenance
  • Provide advice and counsel concerning contracts with suppliers, vendors, Universities, government agencies, and others
  • Prepare contracts and assist with negotiating contracts with suppliers, vendors, Universities and others
  • Provide recommendations for implementing and improving IP business process
  • Support and provide legal counsel to senior management on various intellectual property matters
  • Support and train technical personnel and business managers related to IP
  • Counsel concerning export control laws
  • Counsel concerning trademark registration, maintenance and enforcement
  • License negotiation and support
  • Pre-litigation evaluations and litigation support
  • Oversee a Patent Review Board
  • Draft non-disclosure, joint development, research, and other agreements


St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (double major: Physics and Math) Hamline University School of Law (juris doctorate)


Admitted to Minnesota State Bar, Admitted to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Federal and State District Court, and Appellate Courts

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