REMEMBERING Brad Kuxhausen

March 28, 2022

We have lost a friend and valued Merchant & Gould attorney, Brad D. Kuxhausen, 33, who died peacefully on March 8, three years after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Brad was a great team member, friend, and colleague. He was a member of the Minneapolis team, and he will be missed by his colleagues and clients across all Merchant & Gould offices. 

Brad is survived by his wife Michelle, as well as scores of family members, friends, and coworkers from Iowa to Minnesota and in between. He grew up in Glenwood, Iowa, active in his community. After studying at Iowa State University and earning a degree in mechanical engineering, Brad moved to Minneapolis to attend William Mitchell College of Law. He joined Merchant & Gould after law school graduation more than 10 years ago.

Brad’s professionalism and attention to detail made him a “go to” person for our clients and many members of our firm team. He was an experienced patent attorney, known for his creative solutions and forward-looking approach. Brad’s practice primarily focused on drafting and shepherding patent applications through the United States Patent Office, specifically in the mechanical arts. He also aided clients in pursuing intellectual property rights in a variety of different foreign jurisdictions.

In addition to his many accomplishments, Brad was a curious adventurer and active outdoorsman. He sought the open road, whether through group bike rides around the Twin Cities or cross-country motorcycle trips to the West Coast. 

Brad’s personality drew people to him by inspiring, motivating, and supporting them. Despite his recent challenges, he faced each day with determination, positivity, and integrity.

Brad was brave and strong throughout his fight with cancer, and we will always be inspired by his courage. We are keeping Michelle and his family in our thoughts.