Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. (Formerly "Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.") is an
intellectual property law firmfounded in December 1993by six attorneysand associated staff. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the firm was one of the first patent lawboutique firms in the United Statesto focus solely on patent prosecutionand not on patent litigation(although this was already fairly common in Europe). The founding attorneys had previously worked at Merchant & Gould. Since its inception, the firm has grown to at least 70 attorneys, and three offices. The firm focuses on high technology patent applications, and has also developed docketing softwarefor internal use, and for resale to other law firms and corporations. Foundation IP, an IP management software producer, reports that Schwegman, Lundberg, & Woessner, P.A. counts the University of Minnesotaand Fortune 500companies Micron Technology, Intel, and the Guidant Corporationamong their clients.
2003, a survey by PatentRatings, LLCrated Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A. with top-ten scores in five of its categories, including first in biotechnology patents, computer patents and medical patents, and third in electrical patents ( [http://www.fitzpatrickcella.com/images/pub_attachment/attachment80.pdf PDF file] ). In March, 2005, PatentRatings, LLC rated the firm first among U.S. companies for chemical patents, tenth for biotechnology and drug patents, second for computer and software patents, third for electrical patents, and second for medical patents ( [http://press.arrivenet.com/bus/article.php/611972.html Market Wire article] ).
In September, 2007, the firm amended its name to Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. with the retirement of partner Daniel Kluth.
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