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Gregory A. Sebald

Partner

“I take a common-sense approach to understanding my clients' needs, and I look after their interests rather than try to sell them services they don't need.”
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3200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402

tel: 612.332.5300

fax: 612.332.9081

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Overview

Providing quality work that fulfills his clients' needs: Greg's practice is both that simple and that complex. He enjoys getting to know his clients' businesses so he can truly partner with them, discussing not just individual patents, but how those patents fit into the company's overall business strategy.
 
Greg practices Intellectual Property law with an emphasis on client counseling on patent and copyright matters. His practice includes developing domestic and international Intellectual Property portfolios and strategies for effective and economical protection, with a goal of giving his clients a strategic advantage in the marketplace.
 
He also chairs the firm's Copyright and Entertainment Law Committee and provides counseling for acquisition and enforcement of rights for art, music, publishing, licensing, and related legal matters. Greg has extensive experience in U.S. and international patent prosecution in mechanical and electro-mechanical areas.
 
At Merchant & Gould, Greg serves on the Benefits Committee. He provides pro bono copyright counsel for select nonprofits.
 
Greg is an avid sports fan who loves to watch college and professional basketball and Twins baseball with his two boys. He also tries to be a Vikings fan.

Practice Areas


Education

University of Minnesota
J.D., 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1985

 

Bar Admissions

Minnesota State Bar, 1988
    Past chair, Art and Entertainment Section
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1988

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
    Past chair, Copyright Committee
Minnesota State Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2003-2008
Top 40 IP Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics
Marquis Who's Who
Listed in The Legal 500
 

Publications & Speaking

Speaker at LES (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc., Montreal Chapter Meeting on the topic Using the March 16, 2013 Transition Date of the US Patent Reform Act to your Advantage, January 28, 2013
 
Supreme Court's Inducement Theory in Grokster Creates Uncertainty, Intellectual Property Today, August 2005
 

Quoted

Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling, Law 360, June 26, 2014