Phone: 612.436.9657

Jeff is a litigator at Carlson Caspers who advises and represents clients in intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis in the life sciences. Having obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and practiced as a pharmacist before attending law school, Jeff has represented some of the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical companies in generic pharmaceutical ANDA patent litigation and Patent Office contested proceedings, including inter partes review. Jeff has been lead counsel in ANDA actions involving Namenda XR®, Multaq®, Xeloda®, Focalin®, Tarceva®, Vimpat®, and Megace ES®. Recent trials have resulted in favorable settlements or victory involving Tarceva®, OxyContin® and Namenda XR®. Jeff also manages pharmaceutical opinion work and notice letter/detailed statement preparation before litigation.

Jeff has represented clients in other technologies, including software, medical devices, and various mechanical arts. Besides litigating patent disputes, Jeff also litigates trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. Jeff has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine for several years. Jeff has made it a regular part of his practice to volunteer his time for legal‐related causes. He has performed hundreds of hours of pro bono work and served on the boards of directors for the Volunteer Lawyers Network and the Fund for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis. Jeff is a past recipient of the Private Practice Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year awarded by the Hennepin County Volunteer Lawyers Network. He has also taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota Law School’s Intellectual Property Moot Court.


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., cum laude

University of Michigan
Pharm. D.


Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office