Lauren Steinhaeuser



As a creative problem-solver, Lauren excels at translating complicated technologies into understandable concepts. She advises clients as they navigate complex intellectual property disputes across diverse fields, including computer software, 3D printing, biotechnology, chemical solutions and surgical methods. She also advises clients on the innovative potential and legal implications of evolving technology on the business landscape, from artificial intelligence and blockchain to privacy and cybersecurity.

Patent Litigation

Lauren represents patents owners and accused infringers in patent litigation cases. She has managed nearly all aspects of a patent litigation case, from the initial case investigation through discovery, contentions, claim construction, expert reports and summary judgment to appeal.

Post-Grant Proceedings

Lauren has represented both petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and related appeals to the Federal Circuit.

Intellectual Property Licensing

Lauren counsels clients on patent licensing matters, from negotiating terms to enforcement.

Freedom to Operate

Lauren provides strategic risk analysis for freedom-to-operate and patent enforcement evaluations.

Business Litigation

Lauren has represented clients in breach of contract and antitrust matters at their intersection with intellectual property rights.

Additional Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren served as editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review and interned for Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth 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. District Court for the Western District of Texas




University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. cum laude, Wisconsin Law Review (editor-in-chief) (2011)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. magna cum laude (2006)

University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.F.S. (2008)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Peace, Love & Litigation: Defusing Unnecessary Disputes and Reducing Costs in Patent Litigation
    AIPLA, Philadelphia, PA, May 2019
  • Welcome to the Block Party: FinTech, Blockchain and Intellectual Property
    Association of Corporate Counsel, Indianapolis, IN, April 2019
  • Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain: An IP Perspective
    CLE, Chicago, IL, February 2019
  • Lunch & Learn: Artificial Intelligence
    CLE, Chicago, IL, February 2019
  • Lunch & Learn: Artificial Intelligence
    CLE, Deerfield, IL, January 2019
  • Practicing Blockchain Law
    The John Marshall Law School Symposium: Blockchain & The Law: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities, Chicago, IL, November 2018
  • I See Blue Skies... What's Ahead: Blockchain
    Privacy & Cybersecurity Summit, Minneapolis, MN, October 2018
  • School of Block(chain): IP Blockchain Trends
    CLE, Maplewood, MN, October 2018 
  • Human Rights and Migration: Addressing Bias in Law & Practice
    Moderator, Notre Dame Lawyers Association of Minnesota, August 2018
  • Making the System Work: Addressing Biases and Barriers to Justice in Our Criminal Justice System
    Moderator, Notre Dame Lawyers Association of Minnesota, 2017
  • E-Discovery Checklist: Tips for Effective Negotiations About Scope and Search Terms
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • Winning Patent Litigation Casebook
    Executive Editor, Third Edition, Faegre Baker Daniels

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Women's Leadership Summit — Planning Committee, 2017-present 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association — Emerging Technologies Committee, 2018-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter — IP Committee, 2018-present

Civic Activities

  • Notre Dame Alumni Club of Minnesota — Director, Notre Dame Lawyers Association of Minnesota, 2017-present

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Women's Forum for Achievement — Leadership Council, 2018-20


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-19
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