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Peter S. Dardi,

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Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1995
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Peter S. Dardi, Ph.D. graduated in 1980 from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with highest distinction. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. Dr. Dardi performed research as a postdoctoral associate in physical chemistry at Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota before attending the University of Minnesota Law School. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. He is registered to practice in Minnesota and before the U.S. Patent Office.

Dr. Dardi joined the Patterson firm as a clerk in 1993 and continued there as a lawyer until 1995. He worked at Fish & Richardson from 1995 to 1997 and at Westman Champlin & Kelly from 1997 until 2001. He rejoined Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A. in June 2001. Dr. Dardi is an inventor on one issued U.S. Patent, one issued Taiwanese patent and several pending U.S. and international patents. Also, he has published 15 peer-reviewed scientific publications in theoretical physical chemistry.

Dr. Dardi has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as individual inventors; he has also advised start-up companies on intellectual property matters. His practice has involved patent prosecution, opinions regarding various aspects of patents, and agreements relating to patents and joint development efforts. His practice in patent law has spanned a wide range of technologies, including: all areas of chemical practice, materials, medical devices, biotechnology, mechanical devices, chemical processes, integrated electronic devices, optics, optical materials and the interface between these areas.

Dr. Dardi is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Minnesota Bar Association and the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association where he is past chair of the Chemical/Biotechnology Committee.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy - 1984
    • Major: Chemistry
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1980
    • Honors: With Highest Distinction
    • Major: Chemistry
  • Michigan State University
    • Postdoctoral Associate
    • Major: Physical Chemistry
  • University of Minnesota
    • Postdoctoral Associate
    • Major: Physical Chemistry

Past Positions

  • Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A, Clerk, 1993 to 1995
  • Fish & Richardson, P.C., 1995 to 1997
  • Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A., 1997 to 2001
  • Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A., 2001 to 2006
  • Dardi & Associates, PLLC, 2006

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Chemical/Biotechnology Committee, Past Chair