Practice Overview

Thomas J. Oppold counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property law.  Tom advises on procuring and protecting intellectual property rights, IP clearance and avoidance, and licensing and transfer of IP rights. He also advises on the enforcement and defense of IP rights through litigation and dispute resolution.

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Bar Admissions
  • Iowa, 1997
  • Minnesota, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, IA, 1996, J.D.
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 1989, B.S.
    • Major: Agricultural Engineering

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Larkin Hoffman, Member, Board of Directors; Chair, Intellectual Property, Technology and Internet
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Related Experience

Midwest Ind. Inc. v. Karavan Trailers, Inc., 175 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir 1999)