Timothy E. Grimsrud



Tim Grimsrud is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice in intellectual property litigation. A former Federal Circuit law clerk with a master's degree in chemistry, Tim has represented clients in complex IP cases throughout the country. He also represents and advises clients on patent review and post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Tim is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches Winning Patent Litigation.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Hon. Alvin A. Schall, 2004-2005


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review (managing editor) (2004)

University of Wisconsin
M.S. in Chemistry (2000)

St. Olaf College
B.A. cum laude (1999)

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
  • 2023 IP Book
    Co-editor, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2023
  • 2022 IP Book
    Co-editor, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2022
  • You Can’t Spell Medical Without 'AI'
    Co-Author, Medical Alley, March 2019
  • Keys to a Successful Markman Hearing
    Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • The New Rules for Pleading Direct Patent Infringement
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • Effective Appellate Advocacy before the Federal Circuit
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2015
  • Choosing the Best Post-Grant Proceeding for Your Case
    Co-author, Law360, 2015
  • 75 Keys to Winning Your Next Patent Case
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2013
  • Winning Patent Litigation Casebook
    Editor, Faegre Baker Daniels, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association  Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee, 2016-17
  • The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (founding member)
  • AIPLA Quarterly Journal — Editorial Board, 2013-15
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society

Firm Leadership

  • Leader, Patent Litigation Team


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Intellectual Property, 2022-23
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals — 2015-21
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011-16
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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