Brian L. Stender

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Patterson Thuente IP
 | 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-252-1548
Fax: 612-349-9266
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (90%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian L. Stender is a partner at Patterson Thuente in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Stender’s practice combines intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. He prepares infringement, invalidity and patentability analyses and opinions on behalf of the firm’s clients. He also has technical experience in biochemical, chemical and mechanical areas, as well as medical devices. He serves clients in Minnesota and nationwide.

Mr. Stender graduated magna cum laude from Viterbo University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He obtained a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and earned his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, also graduating magna cum laude. Before joining Patterson Thuente, he served as an in-house patent liaison for a private corporation, focusing on patent prosecution and portfolio management.

In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Stender is the author of various academic publications on patent-related topics. Active in his legal community, he is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Chemical Society.

Mr. Stender holds a license to practice law before all Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Over his career, he has defended clients in various cases involving patent infringement and trademark infringement with successful results.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (90%): Patents, Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Patents, Intellectual Property Law


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Rising Stars: 2010 - 2016

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About Brian Stender

Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 – 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Patent Marking in the 21st Century: Virtual Marking, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, August/September 2012
  • “Patentability of Nature-Based Products Derived from Nature Sources,” South Dakota State University Lunch & Learn, Brookings, SD, April 2015
  • Photochemical Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Cimetidine and Ranitidine, Environmental Science and Technology, 2003, 37, 3342-3350
  • 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

Educational Background:

  • 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

Industry Groups

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Medical Devices
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Office Location for Brian L. Stender

80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-252-1548

Fax: 612-349-9266

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Last Updated: 11/4/2019

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