Rajin Singh Olson

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Experience

Rajin Singh Olson is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office who advises and represents clients on patent, trademark, and trade secret matters. Rajin has worked with teams of experienced lawyers to litigate complex technology disputes both against and on behalf of some of the largest companies in the world. He has experience with matters involving a variety of technologies, including mobile communications, IT network management, video streaming, and powder coating. Rajin’s primary goal is collaboratively achieving optimal business solutions for his clients—whether that means resolving disputes outside formal judicial processes, litigating a case all the way through trial and beyond, or anything in between.

Rajin has always sought to bring unique perspectives and creative solutions to his clients. Coming from a multicultural background, Rajin understands the value of broad-based, diverse experiences, and he thrives on constant learning. In college, he pursued a wide body of knowledge in multiple subjects, earning majors in Civil Engineering, Spanish, and International Studies. Rajin draws upon both his technical acumen and creative skill set to harmoniously serve clients’ legal needs.

Rajin also maintains a pro bono immigration litigation practice in collaboration with the Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School, focusing largely on immigration detainee rights and relief. He is proud to serve the community as a Board Member for Agate Housing and Services, a Minneapolis non-profit that holistically treats and prevents homelessness.

Rajin speaks Spanish, basic Punjabi, and basic French. He enjoys traveling, winning third place at bar trivia, and Bhangra dancing in his free time.

MPAY Inc. v. Erie Custom Computer Applications, Inc.
Trial counsel for Defendants Erie Custom Computer Applications, Inc. and Payroll World, Inc. in a significant software licensing dispute involving claims of copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, and breach of contract. Obtained a complete defense verdict in seven-day jury trial leading to dismissal of all claims.  

IWCO Direct Holdings Inc. v. Nahan Printing, Inc.
Represented leading provider of direct marketing services in action against former executives and their new employer alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breaches of contract and breaches of duties of loyalty. Case settled on confidential terms after hearing on cross-motions for summary judgment.

Represented claimant in confidential pre-suit mediation that resulted in a seven figure recovery in dispute involving claims of commercial fraud, misrepresentation, and breaches of contract.

Trane v. William A. Harrison, Inc. (E.D. Tex. No. 20-cv-00084)
Represented Trane, a world leader in air conditioning systems, services, and solutions, in a breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secret matter in the Eastern District of Texas. Secured favorable summary judgment ruling finding breach of contract and liability under corresponding liquidated damages provision, and dismissing all remaining counterclaims. Case settled on the courthouse steps minutes prior to voir dire.

Greenthread, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., No. 2:19-cv-00147-JRG (E.D. Tex.)
Represented Greenthread, LLC against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., et al., in patent infringement litigation venued in the Eastern District of Texas. The case involved Greenthread’s assertion of four patents relating to the use of graded dopants in semiconductor devices, including DRAM, NAND flash, and image sensor chips. The case resolved favorably on confidential terms during expert discovery approximately 14 months from initiation of the litigation.

Pro Bono

Hicklin v. Precythe
Represented an incarcerated transgender woman who was denied medically-necessary treatment for gender dysphoria.  In 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued a permanent injunction requiring the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) to provide the doctor-recommended treatment. The order also bars the MDOC from enforcing Missouri’s “freeze-frame” policy – a blanket ban on providing hormone treatment to any transgender person who was not receiving such treatment prior to incarceration. This ruling is believed to be the first to find that freeze-frame policies are unconstitutional.

  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2016-2019, 2022)
  • Agate Housing and Services, Board Member (2018-Present)
  • Asylum Law Project, President (2013-2014)
  • Detainee Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School; Student Director (2015-2016), Student Attorney (2014-2015)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. with a concentration in civil litigation, cum laude (2016); Minnesota Law Review; Lead Symposium Articles Editor (2015-2016), Staff Member (2014-2015)
  • Iowa State University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, Spanish, and International Studies, with a minor in Economics, cum laude (2013)
Professional Associations
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
June 17, 2021
WEBINAR | ACC MN In-House Counsel Conference
Stacey Slaughter, Jamie Kurtz, Geoff Kozen, Rajin Olson - Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minnesota
Remote
June 20, 2019
World Refugee Day Luncheon
Minneapolis, MN

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