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Areas of Practice
  • Chemical & Materials Science
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution
Bar Admissions & Associations
Past Experience

David C. Peterson is a registered patent attorney practicing in the areas of mechanical and electrical arts, with extensive experience in a number of areas, including semiconductor architecture/fabrication and medical devices. David’s patent practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, opinions of counsel, and licensing. David received his undergraduate degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology. David worked as an engineer at Hutchinson Technology, Inc. in materials research and development prior to his career in law. Specific areas of engineering practice included friction and wear technology, laser surface modification, metallurgy/tool materials, and thin film characterization. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota (J.D., 2000).


University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN, 2000, J.D.

University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology
Minneapolis, MN, 1993, B.S. 
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Chair of By-Laws Committee

Past Experience
Past Experience
Hutchinson Technology Inc., Engineer
The Toro Company, Intellectual Property Department