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Attorney Robert Day has rejoined Fredrikson & Byron as an officer in the Patents, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, IP Due Diligence and Trade Secrets Groups. Day’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and strategic patent portfolio management.

Day’s experience includes serving as both outside and in-house patent counsel, enabling him to help clients identify and achieve their business goals. As in-house counsel for two medical device companies, he grew the respective patent portfolios more than five-fold and advised R&D teams on freedom-to-operate in view of new product development activities.

Before becoming a lawyer, Day’s career included serving as a U.S. Navy submarine officer, a technical product specialist in the engineering test and measurement field, and a field clinical engineer for implantable cardiac rhythm management devices. With this background, Day brings an understanding of a wide range of technical and practical issues to the practice of Patent Law.

Day’s practice includes all aspects of patent prosecution, including inventor interviews, application drafting and filing, responding to office actions, client counseling and examiner interviews. Day also prepares freedom-to-operate opinions for clients in a range of technology-related industries, with a particular emphasis on the medical device industry.

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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