Victor P. Jonas



Victor P. Jonas collaborates with clients to develop comprehensive intellectual property strategies. Clear communication, reliability and innovative solutions are foundational to his practice. Victor performs intellectual property portfolio analysis and strategy, U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, patent validity and infringement evaluations, technology licensing and development agreements, inter partes review and post-grant proceedings, and litigation support.

Technical Experience

Victor’s areas of technical experience include:

  • Medical devices, including spinal prosthetics, surgical urology products and cardiovascular devices
  • Microelectronics and electronic media (e.g., inspection and assembly systems)
  • Building and construction, including fenestration products
  • HVAC systems and appliances
  • Retail and office products (e.g., packaging, racking and display systems, and office furniture)

Past Experience

Prior to attending law school, Victor worked as an engineer in microelectronic fabrication and dielectric materials process development for W.L. Gore & Associates, and later, 3M Company. During law school, Victor completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Justice Richard H. Kyle of the Federal District Court for Minnesota.

Faculty Positions

  • University of Minnesota Law School — Adjunct Associate Professor, Patent Portfolio Management, 2014-present

Related Legal Services


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 Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (editor-in-chief) (2005)

University of Minnesota
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Intellectual Property: The Basics of Protecting and Optimizing Your Emerging Company's IP Assets
    Idea to IPO ... and Beyond 2011 – University of California San Francisco/Center for BioEntrepreneurship/Burrill & Company, February 2011
  • Medical Technology Management Mini-MBA Program
    University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
  • Optimizing Your Intellectual Property: 3M Seminars on Technology Commercialization
    Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Legal CORPS Inventor Assistance Program, 2012-present
  • Chrysalis Pro Bono Safety Project, 2008-11

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Firm Leadership

  • Patent Practice Area — Leader


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Intellectual Property, 2023
  • Acritas — Star Lawyer, 2018-20
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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