Intellectual Property for Government Attorneys

Event Description

Deadline to Register: February 25, 2019

Intellectual property laws are usually as protecting business interests.  However, these areas of the law may affect government units in unexpected ways.  This presentation will provide an overview of each area (copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets) as well as discussion of their relevance in a government practice.

This CLE presentation is co-sponsored by the Student Intellectual Property Law Association of the University of St. Thomas.

*Lunch will be included. Lunch, registration and networking at 12:15 pm. Program begins at 12:30 pm.


Paul Savereide | Senior Associate General Counsel, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel - Patents | University of Minnesota

Paul joined the OGC in 2012. He is a member of the Transactional Law Services Group and practices in the area of intellectual property, predominantly patent matters. Prior to joining OGC, Paul practiced patent law for over 20 years. He served as in-house counsel at Chiron Corporation and Cargill, Inc., and was in private practice at Dorsey & Whitney; Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen; and Viksnins Harris & Padys PLLP. Paul graduated from Saint Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1991 he received both a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.

Sarah McGee |  Assistant General Counsel | Minnesota State

The Assistant General Counsel joined the Office of General Counsel in December of 2012.  Sarah's focus is in intellectual property, information technology, and other areas.Most recently, Sarah was an Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office where she represented state agencies, including MnSCU, in tort, employment, and other matters for the past five years.  Sarah previously practiced in the areas of intellectual property, litigation, and employment law with the Minneapolis offices of Fulbright & Jaworski and Faegre Baker Daniels.Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and her B.S. (Biology) from Brown University.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 269842


Public Law/Admin Law Section Member:  $10
MSBA Member not in the section:  $15
Non-MSBA Member:  $25
Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation via webcast is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

Getting there/Parking: 

There is a public parking ramp on the corner of 11th and Harmon Place. The University of St. Thomas is about a 7 block walk from the Blue & Green Metro Line (or you can use the free buses on Nicollet to move from the Nicollet Station Metro stop down to 11th.) 

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Questions? Contact Kara Haro  | 612-278-6329

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

MSL 244 / University of St. Thomas Minneapolis, MN United States