“The best part of my career is helping clients focus on their business while they are facing a legal dispute. It’s an honor to work with people who love what they do.”
Loren Hansen is a Registered Patent Attorney who focuses his practice on patent infringement and intellectual property enforcement, and has experience in antitrust and other commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including agribusiness, manufacturing, oilfield services, health insurance, television services, optical signal processing, and data storage. His representative cases include enforcing clients’ patent rights against competitors through litigation or licensing, and defending clients in litigation from competitors or, increasingly more often, entities that hold patents but do not make a product (sometimes referred to as “patent trolls”).
Earlier in his career, Loren worked as a consultant with Accenture, Ltd., where he designed and developed custom software packages for multiple large, national health insurers. His experience in software development, and education as a chemical engineer, continues to inform his practice—providing him with not only the expertise needed to address the complex technical questions of many of his clients’ cases, but also the communication skills needed to untangle that complexity and convey it in understandable terms.
While Loren had initially planned to focus his practice strictly on patent law, his studies at William Mitchell College of Law inspired in him a passion for complex civil litigation. He represents his clients at trial (court and jury) and in arbitration proceedings throughout the country. Recognizing that many clients prefer pragmatic solutions to prolonged litigation, Loren works to provide solutions for his clients that help them minimize or avoid litigation whenever possible. Loren loves working with clients that have a genuine passion for what they do, and he strives to deliver advice that helps them grow.
Loren is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He also serves on Gray Plant Mooty's Finance & Business Operations Committee, providing guidance on matters pertaining to the financial well-being of the firm, and GPM's Attorney Personnel Committee, where he advises on the hiring, retaining, reviewing, and professional development of associates at the firm.
Loren was born on a small-town family farm in southwest Minnesota and went to high school in West Fargo, North Dakota. The work ethic and values that he developed at an early age carry throughout his practice and his engagement with the community. In addition to being the past president of his church’s Council of Ministers, Loren serves as board vice chair and on the governance committee for the Minnesota Land Trust—a member-supported, nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to protect and restore Minnesota's most vital natural lands in order to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences, and scenic beauty for generations to come.
Representative Patent Litigation
Representative Commercial Litigation
Representative Pro Bono Experience
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