IP - Patents in Minnesota
33 South Sixth Street,, Suite 4540, Minneapolis, 55402
According to the Patent and Trademark Office, there are 41,800 patent lawyers in the U.S. So why choose Christensen Fonder Dardi?
The reason is simple: We have built a global reputation for providing creative, effective solutions to clients filing new patents, protecting existing patents, managing copyright and IP portfolios, and all of their other intellectual property issues, opportunities, and concerns that businesses and individuals face today.
All our lawyers have undergraduate or graduate degrees in science, engineering, technology or other technical areas, and our staff professionals have decades of experience working on patent and trademark matters. Many have worked in corporate legal departments during their career and understand the business implications of the patent and intellectual property work we do for you.
We provide you with in-depth expertise in:
- U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution
- Patent opinions
- Post-grant patent proceedings
- Due diligence and portfolio management
- Copyright registration
- Intellectual property licensing
- Intellectual property litigation
John Fonder’s intellectual property practice includes U.S. and international patent prosecution and litigation in many technology areas, including electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, computer architecture and software, and general mechanical arts. John also counsels clients on trademark acquisition and enforcement, IP portfolio management, and licensing strategies. In addition to counseling clients in matters related to intellectual property, John also counsels clients in matters related to government and regulatory affairs, including product safety, import duties and tariffs, international trade, and EPA program compliance.
When it comes to assisting clients who are expanding into international markets, John has the advantage of first-hand knowledge, particularly when it comes to Asian markets. John has spent considerable time living and working in China and Taiwan, and maintains close relationships in academic, business, and legal circles in those countries, among others. John serves as a visiting professor for the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, lecturing on intellectual-property topics, US-China comparative law, and legal research.
Before pursuing a career in intellectual property law, John was the lighting division director for a Minneapolis-based import company where he focused his time on pursuing licensing opportunities, resolving patent infringement issues, and developing new lighting products. John also worked for several years as a product manager for Emerson Electric, where he developed new products for the U.S. and Asian air-conditioning markets. As an application and sales engineer in Detroit, John designed and sold industrial HVAC systems and controls for use in the automotive industry.Show more +