Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D. Joins Patterson Thuente IP

Denise Kettelberger

Denise Kettelberger

MINNEAPOLIS— Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D., a patent attorney with nearly three decades of experience in intellectual property law, has joined Patterson Thuente IP.  Dr. Kettelberger brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the firm’s biological and chemical sciences team—an area of practice that continues on a rapid growth trajectory.

Dr. Kettelberger is well known in the biotechnology industry, having assisted companies and universities with legal issues since 1988.

“When I became an IP attorney, the biotechnology industry was just starting to take off,” said Kettelberger. “As a lawyer, I could be a translator, speaking their language and interpreting the law. It was intriguing.”

In 2007, Dr. Kettelberger was honored among IP Law360’s Outstanding Women in intellectual property, for her role in serving the biotechnology industry at such a pivotal point.  She notes that the work is still intriguing as the industry grows and advancement happens at an exponential rate. She is particularly excited about the industry’s growth in Minnesota and the region.

“Denise’s brings valuable, senior-level experience to our expanding biological and chemical sciences team, “said Tom Dickson, managing partner of Patterson Thuente IP. “She also shares in our core commitment to providing value-added client service”


About Patterson Thuente IP 

Patterson Thuente IP helps creative and inventive clients worldwide protect, and profit from, their ideas. Practicing in the areas of patents, trademark, IP litigation, post issuance proceedings, international IP protection, trade secrets and copyright, the firm’s attorneys excel at finding strategic solutions to complex intellectual property matters. Patterson Thuente IP’s client-base represents a range of industries, including agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, chemicals, computers/Internet, defense, electronics, entertainment, health care, mechanical technologies, medical devices, nanotechnology, optics, software and telecommunications. Visit us online at


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