Attorney Profile

Mr. Berggren's expertise in intellectual property is supported by his work as an inventor, a patent liaison, a patent agent and a patent attorney. His professional experience has its roots in 3M Company, where he worked as a chemical engineer for twenty years after graduating from Cornell University with a Masters. The company's practice of using patents extensively in support of its businesses led him from assignments in research, development and manufacturing to service as a patent liaison for a corporate process research group, where he spent an additional nine years. During his near thirty-year tenure at 3M, Mr. Berggren was an inventor on six patents and earned registry with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent agent. In 1998, he began pursuing a law degree in order to gain insight into patent writing and the protection of other forms of intellectual property. He is currently licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida.

As an engineer, Mr. Berggren was a named inventor on six patents. During his time as a patent liaison, he contributed to the formation of over 100 patent claim sets, authored parts of most of the sets' applications, worked with inventors to identify commercially valuable patentable inventions, and both selected and prioritized protection efforts. As a result of his studies in law, he became acutely aware of the importance of integrating intellectual property issues with business decisions and authored six entire patents under the mentorship of 3M patent attorneys.

Since becoming a patent attorney, Mr. Berggren has worked on a variety of projects, including filing trademark registration applications, executing the legal formation of both limited liability companies and nonprofit corporations, training business management and personnel to supervise and function as patent liaisons, respectively, advising companies on patent and trademark filing strategies, analyzing search results and writing patent applications, and writing the business manual "How to Maximize Profits: Strategic Considerations of IP Issues in Business Decisions."

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