Theresa Stadheim is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. Theresa’s practice involves writing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of wireless technologies, military and government technology, cryptographic and secure systems, computer architecture and programming, memory devices, and oil and gas industry technologies. She is a 2010 graduate the University of Minnesota Law School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from Norwich University. Prior to becoming an attorney, Theresa worked for as a designer of electrical, software, and firmware systems for leading companies in the automotive industry and in the printing industry. Theresa is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer with certification in C++, C#, SQL Server, and System Architecture.
In her spare time she enjoys golfing and soccer. Theresa is also a ham radio operator with call sign NS9C.
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN, 2010
J.D., Grand Prize Winner and Honorable Mention
Winner – Foley & Lardner 9th Annual Intellectual Property Writing Competition,
Winner, 2009-2010 ABA Antitrust Student
Writing Competition, Participant, Intellectual Property Moot Court
B.S. Electrical Engineering,
Specialized in microcontroller-based design.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
AIPLA – IP Practice in Europe Committee
Lexmark v Impression Products: Will International Patent Exhaustion Become Reality? AIPLA Law Committe Newsleter, January 2016
Teva v Sandoz: A New Standard for Appellate Review in Claim Construction, Public Domain: IP Committee Newsletter, Spring 2015
Software and Business Method Patents – Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand, co-author with Paik Saber (of IBM) for AIPLA 2014 Spring Meeting
Panel Report: A New Approach to Antitrust Remedies, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Newsletter, March-April 2011
Mercatus Group and Androgel: Potentially Expanding the Noerr-Pennington Doctrine, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Newsletter, May-June 2011
FTC Round Table Discussion: tools to Prevent Patent “Hold-Up” in SSOs, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Newsletter, July-August 2011
How KSR v. Teleflex Will Affect Patent Prosecution in the Electrical and Mechanical Arts, 91 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 142 (February 2009) – this article has been cited in the Practitioners Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, 2011 edition, as well as in other law review articles
Rambus, N-Data, and the FTC: Creating Efficient Incentives in Patent Holders and Optimizing Consumer Welfare in Standards-Setting Organizations, 19 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 483 (2009)
Presented on “Functional Claiming” at the AIPLA IP Practice in London and Milan (June, 2016)
“Lexmark v. Impression Products -patent exhaustion issues.” June 12, 2015 in Munich, Germany to the European Patent Institute. Co-speaker Sharon Israel.
Latest Trends in EPO Practice: Amendment of Claims in the EPO and in the US, 2015 AIPLA Spring Meeting