Mitch Williams practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent litigation, freedom to operate, and licensing. He uses his background in engineering to quickly understand the technology at issue and uncover key facts. As a former patent prosecutor, he has a keen ability to assess patent validity, product landscape, and infringement risk.
His work has spanned many different areas ranging from RF antennas, fiber optic hardware, and medical devices to food manufacturing processes and generic drugs. He enjoys learning about his clients’ technology and figuring out how to maximize its impact on their businesses.
Mitch’s experience has included drafting briefs, pleadings, discovery requests and responses, and correspondence. He regularly conducts legal research and summarizes complex areas of the law. He has also undertaken comprehensive freedom to operate analyses including patent searching and opinion drafting. His past experience has also included drafting patent applications and Office Action responses.
While working towards his Mechanical Engineering degree, Mitch interned for an audio equipment company. He studied product failure modes, built electromechanical reliability testing machines, and took part in prototyping new products.
In his spare time, Mitch enjoys aviation, working on vehicles, and coaching quiz bowl.
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
Managing Editor—Minnesota Law Review
University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Airplane