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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

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Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Clean Technologies
  • Chemical & Materials Science
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
Overview
Education
Bar Admissions & Associations
Past Experience
Overview
Overview

David Black is a registered patent attorney and Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. David maintains a diverse practice with an emphasis on portfolio development and due diligence. In his time as an electrical engineer, David designed low voltage analog circuits and digital electronic circuits for Telex Communications, Inc. and later, for a small hearing aid manufacturer. After recognizing the strategic business advantage accorded by a strong patent portfolio, David proceeded to law school, and after a year with a small patent law firm, joined the Schwegman firm in Minneapolis. At the Schwegman firm, David has distinguished himself by providing strategic patent services for sophisticated clients including many academic institutions. David has successfully leveraged the resources of the Schwegman firm to help his clients achieve solid patent protection and continued commercial success. In his time away from the office, David enjoys a rural lifestyle that includes spending time with his young family and tending a few bee colonies and a small apple orchard.

Education
Education

William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, 1999, J.D.

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 1984, B.S.
Major: Electrical Engineering
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions
Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Associations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Past Experience
Past Experience
Telex Communications, Inc.
Palmatier, Sjoquist, Helget and Voigt, P.A., Minneapolis, Law Clerk