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Fredrikson & Byron attorney Zachary S. Pratt was recently elected to serve on the First Tee of Central Iowa Board of directors, effective immediately. In this role, he will support First Tee’s mission: “to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.”

Pratt focuses on the prosecution and litigation of software, mechanical and medical device patents in addition to trademark registration. He assists technology-driven clients with developing effective strategies to maximize the protection that intellectual property can provide to companies both large and small. Pratt is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Pratt has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of software-focused technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, user interfaces, video coding, virtual reality systems, networks, blockchain and various other applied algorithms dealing with areas including weather detection, medical devices, personal identification, market forecasting, automobile navigation and bug detection. He provides assistance with infringement analysis for litigation and due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

First Tee of Central Iowa is a youth development organization that teaches life skills and healthy habits through the game of golf. Since its inception in 2007, the organization has positively impacted the lives of over 12,000 youth annually in Central Iowa through our Summer Certification Program, First Tee School Program, First Tee Community Programs, Wendy Carlson Girls Golf Program and community outreach. No child is ever turned away – scholarships are available to those unable to afford the cost of the certification program.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s 300+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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