Ken Liebman represents companies, investors and institutions in the medical technology and information technology fields in patent litigation and due diligence. Ken has litigated high-profile disputes for clients facing millions of dollars in potential damages. He represents clients before federal courts throughout the country, and his clients have included everything from established multinational corporations to start-ups.
Ken is a former member of Faegre Baker Daniels' management board and the founding chair of the firm's intellectual property practice group and medical technology industry team. He was a partner at Irell Manella in Los Angeles from 1985-93, serving as a member of the firm's executive committee.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


Yale Law School
J.D. (1979)

Columbia University
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1976)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • O2 Micro Decision — Sorts "Scope" From "Meaning"
  • One-Click or Two? The War Over Business Method Patents
  • It's 2 am.: Do You Know Where Your E-Mail Is?
    Co-author, Trends
  • Net Gains, Net Losses
    Co-author, Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Recent Developments in the Law of Cyberspace
    MSBA Computer Law Section Newsletter

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Conciliation Court Team

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

Civic Activities

  • Temple Israel


  • Managing IP — IP Star, 2013-15
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012-15, 2017
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 250: The World's Leading Patent Litigators, 2011
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Life Sciences 250: The World's Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators — Medical Device Litigation, 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Intellectual Property Law, 2005-11, 2013, 2015-16; Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013, 2015, 2017-19; Patent Litigation, 2013, 2015-19
  • Minnesota Law & Politics — Top 40 Intellectual Property Attorneys, 2009
  • Best Lawyers, IP Law & Business —  Intellectual Property
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Intellectual Property, 2014-15; 2018; Litigation: IP, 2008-18
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Intellectual Property Litigation, 2003-08; 2010-14, 2017-18
  • International Who's Who of E-Commerce Lawyers
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