Kevin Wagner is the rare attorney with both first-chair trial skills and experience and the grit required to master the factual details of your case, ideally positioning him to offer sound guidance throughout the litigation process and ultimately secure a positive outcome. He focuses on patent litigation and other high-stakes intellectual property matters for clients ranging from major, multinational corporations to emerging companies. He has litigated throughout North America, Europe and Australia, and has won preliminary injunction orders, summary judgment orders, jury trials and appeals. 

Trial Experience

Kevin’s recent jury trial victories include:

  • In 2024, Kevin and team won a complete defense verdict in a $100 million-plus trade secret infringement jury trial in Orange County, California. See Law360’s coverage here.
  • In 2022, Kevin and team won a complete defense verdict in a more than $1 billion-plus patent infringement jury trial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See Law360's coverage here.

Minnesota Lawyer named him an Attorney of the Year in 2022 based on his winning trial record.

Complex Intellectual Property Matters

Kevin has experience with all manner of intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement litigation, invalidity proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, trade secret litigation, trademark and copyright litigation, and IP licensing disputes. He has successfully litigated across technology areas, including medical devices, hard disk drive components, aviation equipment, food treatments and athletic equipment.

Personal Interests

Kevin is an avid outdoorsman. When he’s not working, you might find him casting a fly to a rising brown trout, waiting for a whitetail deer to walk within archery range, or hiking up a mountain in search of elk.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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


University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Dean's List, Order of the Coif, Law Review (managing editor) (2004)

Cornell College
B.A. Dean's List, magna cum laude (2001)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Current Events in Patent Remedies
    Minnesota CLE, 2016
  • Markman Hearing Strategies
    Strafford Publications, 2016
  • E-Discovery Checklists: Tips for Effective Negotiations About Scope and Search Terms
    Minnesota CLE, 2016
  • The Secrets to Winning Trade Secret Cases 
    Contributing Author, 2012 
  • Developments in the Law of Patent Damages
    The IP Book, 2012

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Kevin has successfully tried multiple immigration court cases.

Professional Associations

  • The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court — Member, 2021-present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin


  • Minnesota Lawyer — Attorneys of the Year, 2022
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2010, 2013, 2019
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