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Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Patent Prosecution
Overview
Education
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Past Employment Positions
Overview
Overview

Rigel Menard is a registered patent attorney who enjoys working with clients to procure patents on complex technologies. His practice includes patent drafting and prosecution, technical analysis, and strategic counseling with an emphasis on cybersecurity (malware detection and prevention), wireless technologies and telecommunications, software, electric and electronic circuits, semiconductors, and microelectronic fabrication.

Rigel has prior experience in design and test engineering roles with animal and human implant devices and has worked on a number of projects as contract engineer in the smartphone accessories space. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and Mathematics and Physics from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. At the University of Minnesota, Rigel conducted research on how to curb the self-stimulating behaviors exhibited by people with autism. Prior to law school, he worked for Punch Through Design, Data Sciences, and Transoma Medical.

 

Education
Education

William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, 2014
Law Review: Cybaris Intellectual Property Law Review, Staff Member

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 2009, B.S.E.E.
Graduate with distinction

University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, WI, 2009
B.S. Mathematics and Physics

Cum Laude

Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions

Minnesota

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Past Employment Positions
Past Employment Positions

Punch Through Design L.L.C./ Pedal Brain, Contract Engineer, 2010

Transoma Medical/Data Sciences, Inc., Intern Engineer, 2007-2009

Hutchinson Technology, Inc., 2006-2007