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  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Patent Prosecution
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Speaking Engagements
Representative Patents

Suneel Arora is a registered patent attorney and a Principal of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. His practice includes strategic counseling and patent procurement in electrical, software, mechanical, and biomedical technologies. Previously, Suneel was a Senior Engineer at Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., a division of Guidant Corp., where he designed low-power integrated circuits for power conversion and regulation, precision references, switched-capacitor filters, and analog-to-digital converters used in implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. Suneel received his J.D. (summa cum laude; class valedictorian) from William Mitchell College of Law (1999). Suneel was also a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Paul A. Magnuson, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (1999-2000), where he worked primarily in the areas of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement and validity, but also in the areas of commercial transactions and securities, government contracts, franchise law, employment law, and constitutional violations. Suneel has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2009 – 2012).


William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, 1999, J.D.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Class Valedictorian
Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review,
Staff Member

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 1990, B.E.E.
Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements
“Interplay Between Patent Law and FDA Law:  Are You Clear When Your Device Clears?”

University of Minnesota Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 9, 2013

“Creating a Living Freedom-To-Operate Map”

American Conference Institute’s Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents, Chicago, IL, March 6, 2013

“The 501(k) Process and Patentability: Reformulating Patent Strategies in Light of Changes in the Regulatory Approval Process”

American Conference Institute’s Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents, Boston, MA., Feb. 27, 2012

“The Patent Prosecution Highway: Don’t Get Caught Sleeping On The Shoulder”

The Rapid Evolution of IP Law Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, October 6, 2011

“Next Generation Freedom To Operate”

LifeSciences Alley Research & Development 101 seminar, Minneapolis, MN, May 24, 2011.

“Patent Protection for Medical Devices: Law and Strategy – The Interplay of FDA Law and Patent Law”

April 6, 2011, Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education

“Commercializing New Technology, Begin With the End In Mind: Intellectual Property Considerations”

LifeScience Alley, October 27, 2010, Minneapolis, MN

“Preparing or Evaluating Non-Infringement and Other Patent Opinions”

Midwest Intellectual Property Institute, September 26, 2006

“Preparing or Evaluating Freedom to Operate, Non-infringement, and Invalidity Opinions for a Business Transaction”

Minnesota CLE, May 18, 2005

“Export Control Constraints on Offshore Patent Preparation and Prosecution”

AIPLA Spring Meeting, 2004

Representative Patents
Representative Patents

Acoustic Physiological Sensor

7,467,009; 6,892,092

Cardiac Rhythm Management System with Noise Detector Utilizing a Hysteresis Providing Threshold

7,447,388; 7,245,789

Systems and Methods for Minimally Invasive Optical-Acoustic Imaging


Closed Loop Impedance-Based Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Systems, Devices, and Methods


System and Method for Preventing Recurrence of Atrial Tachyarrhythmia


Thoracic Impedance Detection with Blood Resistivity Compensation


Pacer with Combined Defibrillator Tailored for Bradycardia Patients


Brain Stimulation Models, Systems, Devices, and Methods


External Discrimination Between Pace Pulses at Different Heart Locations

7,248,919; 6,678,547

Cardiac Rhythm Management System Using Time-Domain Heart Rate Variability Indicia

7,245,969; 6,665,564

Cardiac Rhythm Management System Selecting A-V Delay Based on Interval Between Atrial Depolarization and Mitral Valve Closure

7,239,913; 6,704,598

Cardiac Rhythm Management System Selecting Between Multiple Same-Chamber Electrodes for Delivering Cardiac Therapy


Indicator of Remaining Energy in Storage Cell of Implantable Medical Device


Systems, Devices, and Methods for Tachyarrhythmia Discrimination or Therapy Decisions


Cardiac Rhythm Management Systems and Methods Using Acoustic Contractility Indicator

7,218,971; 6,304,786

Implantable Lead with Dissolvable Coating for Improved Fixation and Extraction


Cardiac Rhythm Management Systems and Methods for Detecting or Validating Cardiac Beats in the Presence of Noise


Deep Organ Access Device and Method


System and Method for Monitoring or Reporting Battery Status of Implantable Medical Device


Cardiac Rhythm Management Systems and Methods for Rule-Illustrative Parameter Entry

7,191,000; 7,177,681

Cardiac Rhythm Management System for Edema