Chad Drown is an advocate and trial lawyer, helping clients win their most complex cases in front of judges and juries. He is particularly experienced in patent litigation and patent jury trials. He has presented closing arguments and conducted direct and cross-examinations of fact and expert witnesses in multiple patent jury trials. His cases have touched on a wide variety of intellectual property, from hard disk drives to surgical methods to GPS-based traffic preemption technology.

In addition to jury trials, Chad has successfully argued appeals before the Federal Circuit and worked on IP cases in the District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas, Eastern District of Virginia, Northern District of Illinois, Central District of California, Northern District of California, Western District of Pennsylvania, Western District of Washington and Northern District of Ohio. Chad is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School where he teaches a class on visual advocacy.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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


U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Susan Richard Nelson, 2002-2004


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. Law Review (2002)

Saint John's University
B.A. (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Effective Use of Demonstrative Exhibits in Hearings & Trials
    Alaska Bar Association, Juneau, 2017
  • How to Select a Jury and How to Craft Jury Instructions
    Minnesota CLE, August 2013
  • 75 Keys to Winning Your Next Patent Case
    Minnesota CLE, July 2013


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013-16
  • Minnesota LawyerUp and Coming Lawyer, 2012
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