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Lauren J.F. Barta



An experienced trial attorney, Lauren Barta litigates complex business matters nationwide, with a focus on intellectual property litigation. Lauren is the deputy practice area leader for Patent Litigation at Faegre Drinker. She often serves as a lead attorney, responsible for the day-to-day management of cases for some of Faegre Drinker’s largest clients. As a registered patent attorney, Lauren also counsels clients on post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and intellectual property due diligence. Lauren partners with clients and in-house counsel to understand the goals and priorities that inform their business practices and legal needs. Lauren also is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she teaches a course on patent litigation.

Related Topics


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude, Dean's List, Minnesota Law Review (articles editor) (2009)

University of Notre Dame
B.S. National Dean's List, Dean's List, Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society, The National Scholars Honor Society (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Notable Federal District Court Patent Cases and Trends 2022-23
    Co-author of chapter for The IP Book, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2023
  • How to Win Your First or Next Trial Using the Power Trial Method
    Panelist, Minnesota CLE, May 6, 2021 
  • Exploring the Boundaries of Statutory Subject Matter
    Panelist, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, IP Institute Annual Symposium, April 15, 2021
  • Winning Patent Litigation Textbook
    Author, Fifth Edition, 2020
  • The Power Trial Method 
    Lead Editor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Second Edition, 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court — Member, 2021-present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers — Co-Chair, Next Level Affinity Group, 2022-23
  • USLFG Women Lawyers Committee, 2018-23
  • Women's Leadership Summit — Planning Committee, 2010-17

Civic Activities

  • University of Minnesota Law School — Adjunct Professor of Winning Patent Litigation (Spring 2020-24)
  • The Blake School Alumni Board — Board Member, 2015-21 (Executive Committee, 2016-21, former President)
  • University of Minnesota Law School — Corporate Institute Mentoring Program
  • BestPrep — Student eMentor

Firm Leadership

  • Deputy Practice Area Leader — Patent Litigation, 2021-present 
  • National Hiring Committee — Vice Chair, 2024-present; IP Liaison, 2023
  • Faegre Drinker Women Forward — Co-Chair, 2020-23 (Steering Committee, 2020-present)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Women's Forum for Achievement — Co-Chair, 2018-20 (Leadership Council, 2013-20)
  • Health and Life Sciences Industry Team — Strategic Branding Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-22
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group, 2018-20


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2017
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016-19
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, 2018-19
Awards Methodology
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