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Background

Mr. Woodford is a trial lawyer who specializes in complex patent litigation on behalf of patent owners. Whether working as lead trial counsel, arguing appeals, writing briefs, or conducting due diligence, Mr. Woodford handles all aspects of litigation. He also has experience working in many different technology areas, including electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, and life sciences.

Mr. Woodford’s approach to litigation involves developing a deep understanding of the case at the outset. He then uses that analysis to create the optimal case strategy and streamline discovery to focus on the issues that will have the greatest impact on the outcome of the case. Using this approach, Mr. Woodford has minimized the cost of litigation for his clients while generating positive outcomes, often short of trial.

Mr. Woodford is an elected member of the Fish’s finance committee. He was recently recognized as an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.

Education

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School 2002
cum laude


B.S., Marquette University 1998
Electrical Engineering
cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Other Distinctions

Awards

Case of the Year, Managing Intellectual Property (2017)
Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer (2016)
Minnesota Super Lawyer (2014-2015)
Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2013)
Minnesota Lawyer “Up & Coming Lawyer” (2012)

 

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