Carl Peterson


  • University of Minnesota - B.S. Electrical Engineering 2018
  • University of Minnesota - J.D. 2010, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law Review
  • University of Minnesota - B.S. Civil Engineering 2005

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota


  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Carl Peterson


Technology Areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

Professional Experience

Carl is an experienced attorney with a practice directed to drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the electronics, software and mechanical arts.  Carl prepares and prosecutes patent applications in power electronics, semiconductor packaging, phased-array radar, embedded systems, electric generators, and medical devices.  Carl has degrees in civil engineering and electrical engineering. Previously, Carl was an associate at the law firm of Burns & Hansen, P.A., where he focused on civil litigation, in state and federal courts. During college, Carl wrote data analysis computer programs for the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute and the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics.  Carl also served as an intern for U.S. District Judge Richard H. Kyle and as a judicial law clerk for several state trial court judges.