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Introduction

Though not quite 20 years old, Carlson Caspers has established itself as a key player in the fields of intellectual property litigation and counseling. With 33 attorneys—including scientists, engineers, and pharmacists with decades of subject matter expertise—in its sole office in Minneapolis, the firm manages opinion work, contested PTO proceedings, portfolio development, and monetization for national and international corporations.

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Total No. Attorneys (2023)

1 - 50

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No. of Partners Named (2023)

1

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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2023)

1


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No. of Summer Associates (2023)

4 total (2 2Ls; 2 1Ls)


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Base Salary

1st year: $180,000


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No. of U.S. Offices

1

Vault Verdict

Add Carlson Caspers to your application list if you want to do sophisticated intellectual property work, and especially if you don’t want to live in a large metropolitan area. Based in Minneapolis, the firm hires largely from the University of Minnesota, but more importantly looks at academic achievement, technical knowledge, and a desire to put down roots in-state. Employees are friendly, and camaraderie comes easy in the small office. People enjoy time with each other, both at work and at social events. Partners treat associates well, welcome associate input on cases, and encourage associates to assume greater work product responsibility. The firm does not offer any official training for new associates, but expects them to seek skill development sessions on their own and to lear...

About the Firm

Based out of Minneapolis, MN, Carlson Caspers is an IP shop through and through. The firm is home to around 30 lawyers, all of whom focus on IP—from data privacy to patents to trade secrets, and more.

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In 2003, Alan G. Carlson founded Carlson Caspers with colleagues from his prior firm, Merchant & Gould. At the helm of the firm, Carlson brings nearly 50 years of experience working in IP litigation. Carlson was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers—the first Minnesota patent lawyer to receive this honor. He also has been recognized as a “Minnesota Icon” by the Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce.

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IP is the ...

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