Dan Lund brings enthusiasm and creativity to protecting the intellectual property of his clients. His favorite aspects of his practice include expanding his understanding of cutting-edge technologies and collaborating with clients to develop strategies that best support their business objectives within the constraints of their budget. Through his career as a patent attorney, Dan has regularly worked with Fortune 500 companies and small inventors in developing and carrying out their intellectual property strategies. Dan has extensive experience prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications as well as supporting foreign counsel to secure patents outside the United States.
Dan has a deep commitment to public service, previously serving as mayor of Newport, Minnesota, a first ring suburb of St. Paul. In this role, he welcomed new ideas and diverse opinions in order to help governmental bodies to improve their services and efficiency. He is most proud of the city's aggressive support for new development while protecting the character of existing neighborhoods. As a result of the city's successful efforts to grow the tax base, Newport is currently investing in long-standing infrastructure issues without needing to raise taxes on existing homeowners.
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School 2004
cum laude, Minnesota Intellectual Property Review Journal
B.S., Michigan Technological University 2002
magna cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellow
- Minnesota 2005
- Due Diligence
- Strategic Counseling
- Licensing and Dispute Resolution
- Consumer Products
- Electrical and Computer Technology
- Encryption and encoding
- Medical Devices
In the Media
- For Amazon's HQ2, Minnesota is truly a no-brainer (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017) The Twin Cities has everything the Seattle giant could want for its second headquarters: fellow retailers, a highly-educated workforce and a reasonable cost of living. UPDATE: Minnesota is not a finalist for Amazon HQ2.
- Federal Circuit May Invalidate 30,000 Patents in Immersion v. HTC (JD Supra, 2016) Procrastinating patent attorneys took notice when a Delaware District Court threw out the longstanding accepted practice that a continuation application may be filed on the issue date of a priority application. Now on appeal, Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. has the potential to invalidate thousands of patents, and the Federal Circuit may not even consider the most reasonable basis for overturning the District Court's Opinion. UPDATE: CAFC affirms filing continuation on day parent issues.
- Vote on the future of Newport (South Washington County Bulletin, 2016) Washington County's plan to bring 1000+ new residents to Newport without any increase in the tax base is a bad deal for current residents.
- A $2 million discount (St. Paul Pioneer Press, 2015) Ramsey and Washington Counties' $24.4 million purchase of the resource derived fuel plant in Newport, a money-hemorrhaging operation in a soon-to-be extinct industry, is not only a terrible deal for taxpayers, but is a net loss for the environment.