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  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
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Brett Klein is a Principal and registered patent attorney at Schwegman. He works with independent inventors, small businesses, and large companies on issues of patentability, patent infringement, freedom-to-operate, IP due diligence, and strategic counseling.

Brett received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1997 (B.S., with Distinction). After college, Brett practiced structural engineering for a flat-bottom and elevated tank manufacturer before moving into a consulting engineering position. In this position, Brett performed structural engineering design of buildings and industrial equipment and became a Licensed Engineer in the state of Minnesota.

Brett attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law and graduated in 2007 and has been developing his patent practice for the past 12 years. Brett consistently leverages his practical engineering experience in thorough, informed, and detailed patent applications. Inventors appreciate Brett’s ability to get up to speed quickly and fully understand their inventions. Brett is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as the District Court for the District of Minnesota.

He has patent experience in various technology areas, including:

Heavy Equipment
– Land and offshore oil rigs and oil rig equipment
– Completion and processing solutions for oil wells
– Road grading machinery and equipment

Construction Technologies
– Equipment: seals, implements, and other features
– Materials: connectors, tie downs, and other building components
– Manufacturing: building component manufacturing and equipment

Medical Devices
– Occlusion devices
– Septal defect devices and delivery systems
– Medical device introduction and delivery systems
– Removable guide sheaths

Clean Technology
– Waste water treatment systems
– Anaerobic digestion systems
– Wind turbine erection and support systems

Other Technologies
– Head impact sensing equipment
– Outdoor fireplaces and equipment

Mitchell Hamline School of Law 

J.D., 2007

Iowa State University
B.S. with Distinction

Civil Engineering, 1997


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U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

United States Patent and Trademark Office