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K&L Ranked Among Top 25 Largest IP Law Firms in Twin Cities

Kinney & Lange was ranked number 12 among the Top 25 IP Law Firms in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The list was ranked according to the number of IP attorneys.

Kinney & Lange Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2015

Kinney & Lange congratulates its 2015 Super Lawyer David R. Fairbairn and Rising Star Austen Zuege. Super Lawyers surveyed Minnesota attorneys regarding those members of the Minnesota State Bar whom they considered to be Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers Selection Committee evaluated the nominations received and made the final selections. No more than five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected as a Super Lawyer. This is Dave’s thirteenth consecutive year of being named a Super Lawyer and Austen’s third consecutive year on the list of Rising Stars.

Recent Patents | Newsletter Vol. 7, Issue 2

Kinney & Lange P.A. files hundreds of new patent applications each year in a wide variety of technology areas. Below are a few recently issued U.S. patents for which the firm is listed as the legal representative.   8,899,872 “Thermoplastic die box with quick height adjustment mechanism” 8,899,916 “Torque frame and asymmetric journal bearing for fan drive gear system” 8.899,910 “Air turbine starter and method for venting without loss of oil” 8,916,075 “Method of making a reinforced resin structure” 8,960,739 “Multi-functional doorstop tool” 8,963,735 “Turbine meter pre-scaling terminal block electronics” 8,960,236 “Bypass piston port and methods of manufacturing a bypass...

Kinney & Lange Named as a Top Patent Firm

Kinney & Lange was named as a top patent firm in 2015 by Intellectual Property Today. The rankings were based on the number of US utility applications issued in 2014 where the law firm was listed as the legal representative on the issued patent.

K&L Associates Support Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Kinney & Lange is proud to announce over 90% participation in the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid “One Hour of Sharing Associates’ Campaign for The Fund for Legal Aid.” The campaign encourages members of the legal community to make a donation equal to one billable hour. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an organization that provides free legal services to people with low income and seniors in our twenty-county service area and people with disabilities statewide.

Kinney & Lange Announces New Shareholder

Kinney & Lange congratulates Matt DeRuyter on becoming a new shareholder. Matt has been an associate with Kinney & Lange since 2007.

Recent Patents | Newsletter Vol 7, Issue 1

Kinney & Lange P.A. files hundreds of new patent applications each year in a wide variety of technology areas. Below are a few recently issued U.S. patents for which the firm is listed as the legal representative.   8,856,708 “Multi-tier Field-Programmable Gate Array Hardware Requirements Assessment and Verification for Airborne Electronic Systems” 8,852,233 “Apparatus for the Correction of Skeletal Deformities” 8,812,253 “Fluid Flow Measurement with Phase-based Diagnostics” 8,884,606 “Inverted Magnetic Isolator” 8,843,348 “Engine Noise Monitoring as Engine Health Management Tool” 8,872,522 “Frequency Based Fault Detection”

SEMINAR RECAP | Newsletter Vol 7, Issue 1

Kinney & Lange held its annual Seminar on June 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, entitled “Intellectual Property: Advanced Topics for Businesses in a Changing Legal Landscape”. The Seminar covered a wide range of topics, including various intellectual property law developments at the U.S. Supreme Court, a contemporary discussion of patent trolls, and a guest panel discussion on the topics of post grant proceedings in the U.S. and opposition proceedings in Europe. A special thank you to our in-house counsel panel, pictured above from left to right, Carolyn Eckart, IP Counsel at St. Jude Medical; Andrew DeMaster, IP Counsel at The Valspar Corporation;...

Patented Meat Cutting Process Garners Investment from Shark Tank

Former professional football player Al ‘Bubba’ Baker brought his patented method for making deboned baby back ribs to ABC’s Shark Tank television show, where he caught the interest of investors who had never before seen a method patent for preparing meat. The patent for cutting and forming boneless pork loin to mimic a slab of pork rib meat was prosecuted by Kinney & Lange and issued in 2006 (U.S. Patent 7,022,007). Since the episode aired in December 2013, Baker has entered into a partnership with a major meat processor in Missouri. In April 2014, Baker returned to the show to...

Pro Bono Projects

Kinney & Lange is committed to addressing the growing needs of our community by encouraging pro bono projects that serve the general public interest or redress an acute deprivation of individual rights of persons unable to secure private counsel. Kinney & Lange encourages its attorneys to participate in pro bono activities and is dedicated to fostering an environment that is conducive to such activities and providing the resources and support necessary for attorneys to serve their clients to the best of their ability. While most pro bono projects fall outside the scope of intellectual property law, on occasion, attorneys may...