Merchant & Gould Grows Minneapolis Office with Three Associates

Welcome to Karen Beckman, Ph.D., Ryan Borelo and Lindsay Hartman
October 3, 2017

Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome new associate attorneys Karen Beckman, Ph.D., Ryan Borelo and Lindsay Hartman to its Minneapolis office

Karen Beckman joins Merchant & Gould’s Litigation and Chemical & Life Sciences practice groups after serving as a summer associate at the firm in 2015 and 2016. Her intellectual property practice will focus on Hatch-Waxman litigation, appellate work, and patent prosecution. Karen received a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Kansas, and a B.S. in chemistry from North Dakota State University. She just passed the Minnesota Bar exam. Originally from neighbor state North Dakota, Karen now roots for the Kansas Jayhawks.

Ryan Borelo joins the firm’s Litigation and Chemical & Life Sciences practice groups after working as a summer associate at Merchant & Gould in 2016. With a background in chemical engineering and an M.B.A. in finance, he will center his practice on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Prior to his legal career, Ryan was an engineer for five years with ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips Chemical, and Fluor Corporation. He received a J.D. from Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School, an M.B.A. in finance from Brigham Young University - Marriott School of Business, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. Ryan is originally from Texas, is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and recently passed the Minnesota Bar exam.  

Lindsay Hartman, previously an associate at Kagan Binder in Stillwater, Minnesota, joins Merchant & Gould’s Electrical & Software practice group. Her practice will focus on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications in the electrical, software, and mechanical fields. With experience as a lab technician at American Medical Systems, Lindsay's technical background includes the mechanical and electrical device, chemical, food, and biotechnology industries. She received a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline College of Law and a B.S. in biology from the University of Minnesota. A native of the state, Lindsay is admitted to the Minnesota Bar and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

“We are excited to have Lindsay, Karen and Ryan join our firm. Their rich technical degrees and industry experience make them great additions to Merchant & Gould,” said Brian Batzli, CEO and Managing Director. “They will be a great asset to our firm and I know that they will provide exceptional value to our clients.”