Austen Zuege focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP) law in both transactional and litigation settings, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and domain name dispute matters. This includes international IP application filings and prosecution such as Paris Convention patent applications, PCT applications and related national stage patent applications, and the coordination and supervision of global IP portfolios. He has familiarity with a variety of technical areas.
Austen has extensive experience organizing and conducting complex freedom-to-operate studies, advising on IP strategies, conducting validity/non-infringement opinion of counsel analyses, negotiating agreements, enforcing rights and defending clients in contentious IP disputes, and creating strategic plans for companies. He embraces processes and systems from an engineering and process improvement standpoint. He also writes and speaks about IP issues, and can translate complex legal issues into actionable tips and strategies for clients and their inside counsel.
He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. In his spare time, Austen is an avid cyclist. He commutes to work by bike year-round, including snowy Minnesota winters.
900 Second Avenue South, Suite 1400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612) 334-3222
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