Chad A. Hanson, Ph.D.
Doctor Chad Hanson is currently Senior Litigation Counsel for Medtronic. I have an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from North Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota. Chad is also a graduate of Medtronic’s Director-Development program held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Medtronic. Chad handles all matter of IP and commercial disputes for Medtronic. These disputes cover nearly all technology areas offered by Medtronic in countries throughout the world.
As the United States litigation landscape has evolved through the courts and the America Invents Act, I find myself spending more time strategizing litigation together with patent office proceedings, most recently the new IPR process. These changes pose risks, rewards, and budgeting challenges to Medtronic. It is with these new responsibilities we have begun to tackle the IPR process.