Overview

Tim Grimsrud is a trial lawyer who specializes in intellectual property litigation. A former Federal Circuit law clerk with a master's degree in chemistry, Tim has represented clients in complex IP cases throughout the country. He also represents and advises clients on patent review and post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Tim is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches Winning Patent Litigation.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Hon. Alvin A. Schall, 2004-2005

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review (managing editor) (2004)

University of Wisconsin
M.S. in Chemistry (2000)

St. Olaf College
B.A. cum laude (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Keys to a Successful Markman Hearing
    Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • The New Rules for Pleading Direct Patent Infringement
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • Effective Appellate Advocacy before the Federal Circuit
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2015
  • Choosing the Best Post-Grant Proceeding for Your Case
    Co-author, Law360, 2015
  • 75 Keys to Winning Your Next Patent Case
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2013
  • Winning Patent Litigation Casebook
    Editor, Faegre Baker Daniels, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association  Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee, 2016-17
  • The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (founding member)
  • AIPLA Quarterly Journal — Editorial Board, 2013-15
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society

Honors

  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2015-17
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011-16
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