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Conrad Hansen
Conrad's practice emphasizes all aspects of trademark law as well as patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in a variety of fields. Conrad has obtained numerous federal trademark registrations for marks applied to a wide range of goods and services. He has successfully cancelled existing registrations and opposed applications for marks confusingly similar to clients' marks. He has extensive experience managing intellectual property portfolios and in licensing matters. His clients include individuals, startups, mid-sized businesses, and large corporations.

Because his practice emphasizes strategic planning, Conrad has a broad, comprehensive understanding of how properly positioned combinations of patents, trademarks and copyrights can be focused to form a more comprehensive protection plan for your business. His work has also included extensive patent and trademark clearance studies and branding projects to permit lawful market entries that avoid violations of the patents and trademarks of others.

Conrad received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Conrad is licensed to practice in Minnesota, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a former president of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association and the managing partner of Moore & Hansen, PLLC. Mr. Hansen is rated AV® Preeminent™ by his peers in surveys conducted by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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Robert Freed
Bob counsels clients in all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law along with related due diligence, licensing and strategic planning. Bob is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Bob graduated from St. Olaf College in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He earned a Master of Science and Doctorate in Food Science (minor in Biochemistry) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before entering law school, he completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Food Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. Bob received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986 and joined the law firm of Merchant & Gould, where he became a partner in 1993. He served as the sole Patent Counsel for Seattle-based development company, Cytran International, and for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Freed is rated AV® Preeminent™ by his peers in surveys conducted by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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Of Counsel


Malcolm Moore
Malcolm Moore is retired. Prior to retiring Malcolm counseled clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, related licensing and strategic planning matters. He successfully litigated numerous patent cases before U.S. District and Appeals Courts. He was continuously recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 1991 and was rated AV® Preeminent™ by his peers in surveys conducted by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mal earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1953. He began his career doing counter-intelligence in post-war Europe before returning to the United States where he worked as a sales engineer prior to becoming a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. During his time at the USPTO, he also attended the law school at George Washington University and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1964. He left Washington, D.C. to work as a Patent Counsel with the Trane Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin before joining the firm (then known as Williamson, Palmatier & Bains) in 1967. Mal was a long-time senior partner of the firm before transitioning to Of Counsel status in 2003. He was licensed to practice in Minnesota, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Federal Circuits, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



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