Ted Budd helps clients protect their intellectual property through patent litigation, pre-suit infringement and validity opinions, and other intellectual property matters. He works on intellectual property matters in a variety of areas, including medical devices and methods of treatment, disk drive technology, and filtration technology.

Faculty Positions 

Ted is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he has taught courses on patent litigation for over a decade.


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)

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