Al Vredeveld


  • The Ohio State University - B.S. Computer Science, B.A. History, magna cum laude with honors - 2003
  • University of Minnesota - J.D. magna cum laude - 2006

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association

Al Vredeveld


Technology Areas

  • Software
  • Medical Devices

Professional Experience

Al Vredeveld is a registered patent attorney and focuses on helping clients obtain patent protection for their inventions. Al also counsels clients regarding a variety of intellectual property issues, such as patent infringement, patent validity, portfolio management, and licensing. Prior to joining Shumaker & Sieffert, Al practiced intellectual property law at Merchant & Gould. Before attending law school, Al worked at IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. While at IBM, Al developed software to validate server hardware.

Minnesota Super Lawyers identified Al as a 2010 Rising Star.