Carlson Caspers

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Boutique IP practice handling matters such as copyright counseling and litigation, patent disputes and unfair competition. Serves clients in the medical devices, pharmaceutical, software and telecommunications sectors, among others.

Strengths One client notes: "The firm does an excellent job throughout all stages of our matters and achieve great results. Its work is thorough and well informed, and it has excellent strategists."

Another adds: "The team is very responsive and provides both solid and conservative as well as creative options for dealing with a situation."

Notable practitioners

Alan Carlson has unparalleled experience trying the full range of IP disputes, including patent, trademark and trade secret cases. "I have a lot of respect for him," comments one source, while another says: "He's definitely in the A-team of IP in Minnesota."

Derek Vandenburgh is noted in the market for his strong track record in IP litigation.He is a highly regarded practitioner with impressive experience representing clients in a range of disputes, including trade secrets cases and patent litigation.