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I can’t guarantee any recoveries in your case. And you should not trust any lawyer that does. But I can guarantee that I’ll bring my experience and perspective to bear.

broad experience to support your recoveries

My experience is unique. Many lawyers spend their entire legal career on just one kind of work. But not me. First, I spent years in the trenches litigating high-stakes disputes against some of the biggest companies in the world. I also helped families whose children were injured or killed by defective products. I defended companies whose products were accused of injuring people. Finally, I litigated a lawyer’s transition from one firm to another. I even counseled venture-stage companies at the early funding stage. I’ve seen just about every side: the plaintiff’s view, the defendant’s, and even the client’s. Because of that, I have a unique perspective through which I will evaluate your case.

Here are some of my recoveries:

Intergraph v. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Gateway.

I was an integral part of a team representing Intergraph in patent litigation involving computer microarchitecture. Our recoveries in the initial phase totaled about $500 million:

  • Hewlett-Packard $141 million, with cross licenses.
  • Dell/Intel $225 million.
  • Gateway/eMachines $12 million.
  • AMD $20 million.
  • IBM $10 million plus a license to IBM’s portfolio.
  • Finally, Toshiba and NEC confidential settlements.

In addition, we ran a licensing campaign and recovered:.

  • Fujitsu $9.75 million.
  • Sony $15 million.
  • Acer $7.5 million.
  • Plus other confidential licenses.

AMD v. Samsung.

I worked with a team of lawyers proving infringement of three AMD patents against thousands of Samsung products. In the courtroom I argued claim construction. I also argued a critical summary judgment motion against Samsung’s most experienced lead lawyer. Outside of the courtroom I played many roles. Among other things, I was responsible for proving patent damages. In addition, I managed technical analysis and reports by outside experts. As the case matured, I presented a mediation position for two important AMD patents. Finally, I negotiated and drafted a settlement agreement with Samsung. In what is said to be among the largest patent recoveries during that time, Samsung agreed to pay AMD $283 million.

Other recoveries and matters:.

Defended a industry-leading graphics processor company in patent litigation against a non-practicing entity.

Crafted counterclaim strategy for a Minnesota medical device company in “bet-the-company” IP litigation. The case involved several patent families related to embolic protection technology and shape memory alloys.

Participated in litigation in which we reached settlements on behalf of two families who lost three children in a vehicle fire. The details of the settlement remain confidential.

A major explosion and fire at a rubber processing plant in Mississippi killed several employees and severely burned others. I defended a company who makes temperature controllers. But I investigated and found that my client’s product could not have caused the fire. So we filed a summary judgment motion. The court agreed. At the end of the argument the court granted our motion from the bench. As a result, my client was release from the case.

* Past results are reported to provide an idea of the type of law I have practiced. It does not and should not be viewed as creating any expectation of result in any other case. All cases depend upon their own fact situation and applicable law.


  • 2019 Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer
  • “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics (2008, 2009, 2010)**.

**Being on the list is not intended to be comparative to other lawyers. Nor should it create an expectation about achieving results in any future matter.

  •   Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.

The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by Blue box new badge Finvitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.

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