Stuart J. Olstad

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Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trade Secrets
  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Licensing
  • Technology Review and Product Clearance

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota Supreme Court

Biography

Stuart J. Olstad is an associate with Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A. and his practice focuses on intellectual property protection, as well as patentability, validity and infringement opinion work in the fields of instrumentation, software, material sciences, medical devices and the mechanical arts.

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Valparaiso University
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Purdue University
    • M.S. - 1984
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Inventor on two issued U.S. patents

Past Positions

  • Lockheed Missiles and Space Company's Materials Research Laboratory, Scientist

Published Works

  • International Patent Protection: Hurry Up & File, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, February/March, 2010
  • IP Insurance – A New Reality for Innovative Companies, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law (August/September 2013)
  • The Sudden Rise (and Fall?) of False Patent Marking Claims, The Hennepin Lawyer (June 2011)
  • International Patent Protection: Hurry Up & File, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law (February/March 2010)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner, Patent Attorney