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The Advanced Guide to Understanding the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) Under the European Patent System
Later this year the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) will come into effect, which will impact all users of the European patent system. This webinar will provide an overview of the new legal system and strategic considerations.
Prior Art & White Space Analytics
Prior art and white space analytics are a lesser known analytics discipline, but are very powerful when executed correctly. This program will discuss these and how they are prepared.
5 Patent Prosecution Tips for Polymer Tech
Obtaining patent protection for inventions including chemical features has important differences from other subject matter. Learn how to maximize your chances of obtaining broad protection.

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  • 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
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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.


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

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