Lauren Steinhaeuser advises industry-leading companies at the intersection of technology and the law. She has worked closely with many of the firm’s largest clients, managing sophisticated IP matters for Fortune 500 companies in federal courts nationwide. As a creative problem-solver, Lauren’s superpower is quickly grasping complicated technologies in order to align legal strategy with business goals and achieve fantastic client outcomes.  
Lauren represents IP owners and accused infringers in patent and trademark litigation cases in federal district courts, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and at the International Trade Commission (ITC). She also works with clients to develop strategic risk analyses related to innovation and patent licensing, from freedom-to-operate to contract negotiation to enforcement. 

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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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