DeWitt Welcomes Partner Brian L. Stender to its Intellectual Property Group

GREEN BAY | MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced the addition of partner Brian L. Stender to the firm’s Minneapolis office.

His domestic and international practice focuses on securing and enforcing the intellectual property rights in all facets of intellectual property, this includes patent prosecution, trademark and copyright registrations and intellectual property litigation, as well as preparation of patentability, infringement, and invalidity analyses and opinions on behalf of his clients, assessment and management of intellectual property rights during merger and acquisition transactions, and negotiating and licensing of intellectual property.  His technical experience is in the areas of renewable energy, chemical, life sciences, biochemical, mechanical, and medical devices.

Stender earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Chemistry, magna cum laude, from Viterbo College.  He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin.  Stender has been recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyers® Rising Stars.

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

About DeWitt

DeWitt LLP was founded in 1903 and is one of the 10 largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Green Bay, Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in a variety of legal areas including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family business, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law.  More information is available at