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Kyle T. Peterson

Adjunct Faculty
OSS 105
Mail OSS101
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Interests and expertise

Product design, micromanufacturing processes, technology planning, leadership


Kyle represents clients with complex business issues involving patents and trademarks. He has a broad background in patentability and infringement analysis, intellectual property licensing, and client counseling relating to the retention and transfer of intellectual property rights. Kyle has also represented clients involved in domestic and foreign trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, and litigated trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution cases and appeals.

Before earning his law degree, Kyle worked as an engineer designing precision components for the automotive, medical device, and office products industries. He also has industry experience in a wide range of disciplines including materials science, filtration, enology, and food science. While earning his MBA, Kyle conducted research regarding valuation methods for intellectual property and intangible assets.

Kyle is active in several bar and trade associations and has written and lectured on a wide range of matters relating to intellectual property. Kyle is an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas where he teaches intellectual property law.

Practice Area Focus:

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Procurement - Mechanical, Electrical, and Business Method Arts
  • Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Patentability, Patent Validity and Patent Infringement Opinions
  • Internet Law - Domain Name Disputes and Acquisitions



  • B.S. - Manufacturing Systems Engineering - University of St. Thomas (1995)
  • J.D. - William Mitchell College of Law (2000)
  • M.B.A. - Finance - University of St. Thomas (2004)


Recent Publications and Presentations:

  • Valuation Techniques for Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets , University of St. Thomas , May 12, 2004.
  • Here's How to Protect Trademarks, Names on the Internet, Upsize Magazine, March 2005.
  • Intellectual Property and the Internet , Minnesota Journal of Business Law and Entrepreneurship, Fall 2005.
  • Intellectual Property Considerations for Inventors , University of St. Thomas , October 25, 2005.
  • Business Names and Trademarks in Cyberspace, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law, October 2005.



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Registered Patent Attorney
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


Professional Activities and Association Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
Phone: 612-252-1554 (office)

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