Kelsey Thorkelson, a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, representing clients ranging from independent inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Thorkelson handles matters involving a wide range of technologies including pharmaceutical products and mobile communications technologies. Ms. Thorkelson draws on her technical background to advocate for her clients and to deliver results that meet her clients’ objectives.
Ms. Thorkelson attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude. In law school, Ms. Thorkelson spent two years as a certified student attorney in the Robins Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic. As a certified student attorney, Ms. Thorkelson represented numerous clients across a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters including dissolution of marriage, unemployment compensation disputes, and a class action. Through working on these matters, Ms. Thorkelson gained valuable advocacy experience by appearing in proceedings before judges and administrative law judges. During law school, Ms. Thorkelson also served as an editor of the Minnesota Law Review.
Outside of law school, Ms. Thorkelson worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael J. Davis, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and as a law intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.