Theodore M. Budd



Ted Budd helps clients protect their intellectual property through patent prosecution, pre-suit infringement investigations, freedom to operate analyses and other related matters. He works with companies to maintain their IP portfolios in a variety of areas, including medical devices and methods of treatment. Ted also represents clients in complex patent litigation in federal courts throughout the country and in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Dean's List, Order of the Coif, Law Review (associate editor) (2001)

Marquette University
B.S. summa cum laude (1998)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Winning Patent Litigation Casebook
    Editor, Faegre Baker Daniels
  • Are You Mocking My Patent Trial?
    Minnesota State Bar Association CLE

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Lawyers Serving Warriors

Civic Activities

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter — Board of Trustees, 2018-present


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017-19
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011-15

Awards Methodology

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