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  • Chemical & Materials Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
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Albin (Jim) Nelson is a registered patent attorney and senior principal/owner of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner with over 40 years of experience in the intellectual property (IP) field. Dr. Nelson’s practice focuses on IP preparation and prosecution, counseling, infringement and validity opinions, reissues, Inter Partes Reviews (IPR’s), litigation counseling, associated FDA work and adversarial practice in chemical, polymer, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics and medical device fields.  Dr. Nelson handles IP and general legal company issues for companies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with special emphasis on launching new initiative efforts, and development of portfolio assets.  Dr. Nelson has presented seminars on IP prosecution, opinion and litigation practice at pharmaceutical/biotechnology and chemical conferences throughout the world.

Dr. Nelson received his B.S. honors in chemistry, cum laude, University of Iowa (1968), his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Iowa State University (1972, NASA Fellow, Phi Kappa Phi) and his J.D. from Fordham University (1980;). Dr. Nelson is a member of the Minnesota State Bar, 1989; New York State Bar, 1980; U.S. Patent Bar, 1976; and the U.S. District Court Bar, Minnesota, 1994. Dr. Nelson practiced IP law with organizations and law firms in New York and Minnesota during his career as a patent attorney.


Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY, J.D., 1980
Law Review: Fordham Law Review

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, Ph.D, 1972
NASA Fellow
Phi Kappa Phi
Organic Chemistry

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, B.S., 1968
Cum Laude, Honors in Chemistry

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions
New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Phi Kappa Phi
Classes/Speaking Engagements
Classes/Speaking Engagements

Conferences on Biosimilars London and USA SMI  2014, 2015, 2016 presentations regarding new BPCIA USA rules and US IPR’s

European Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property

World Congress for Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology 2016

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Pre-Litigation Analysis, Strategic Research Institute

Advanced Biotechnology and Chemical Patent Practice, American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

Freedom to Operate Opinions, American Conference Institute

IP Prosecution and Opinion Practice, Minnesota Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

IP Prosecution and Opinion Practice, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education

IP Prosecution and Opinion Practice, American University Technology Managers Association

IP Prosecution and Opinion Practice, The Cosmetic Society

IP Prosecution and Opinion Practice, Fresenius Institute of Biotechnology (Germany)

IP Prosecution and Opinion Practice, American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

IP Litigation, Indian Chemical Association

Hatch Waxman Practice, Marcus Evans Organization

Pharmaceutical, Life Cycle Management, C5 London

Obtaining and Protecting Pharmaceutical Patents – Novartis

Representative Clients
Representative Clients
Cleave Bioscience
Female Health Company
Aspen Technology
The Scripps Research Institute
Smith Industries
BYK-Chemie GmbH