Bridget Carmichael

150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4629
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Lisa Amos
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Bridget is a skilled patent litigation attorney at Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office. She serves various industries, including biotechnology, Hatch-Waxman litigation and general litigation.

A Versatile Weaver of Patent Language 

Bridget is committed to helping clients navigate the complex arena of patent litigation. Patent language requires a balance between being equivocal and precise. To help clients achieve the best possible outcome, Bridget takes her time to properly interpret this language.

During the process of supporting inventors and scientists, Bridget focuses on using the best possible language to get them the most coverage. Her analytical eye and linguistic skills help her identify potential gaps or expirations to create an effective litigation approach.

No two days are alike in the world of patent litigation. When analyzing a client’s unique legal situation and learning all the facts of a case, Bridget skillfully prioritizes pressing issues and ensures efficient timelines. By taking the time to learn about their unique situations and providing reliable communication, Bridget works to provide clients with trustworthy recommendations so they may achieve the best possible outcome. 

A Dedicated Legal Advocate

Bridget is a trusted advocate for her clients. Her goal is to provide clients with the most efficient course of action that aligns with their overall goals. She understands that each client’s time and resources are valuable, and helps clients determine which actions are most worth pursuing.

To streamline tailored strategies, Bridget keeps her eye on the big picture while considering each client’s specific needs. She’s accomplished in crafting thorough arguments from various sources of authority and keeps efficiency at the forefront. Her ultimate goal is to help scientific minds protect their great ideas in the most productive way possible.

From Molecular Biology Scientist to Patent Litigation Attorney

From a young age, Bridget was passionate about the law and science. She attended the Ohio State University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Genetics. Bridget then spent three years as a technician in a preclinical research lab where she evaluated leukemia treatments in in-vitro and in-vivo models. 

While she loved the hands-on aspect of her work and learning about the scientific subject matter, Bridget knew it was time to pursue her legal passions. Interested in patent law, she attended the University of Minnesota and earned her Juris Doctor, graduating cum laude.

During her time in law school, Bridget served as a judicial extern at the US District Court of the District of Minnesota for two summers. There she honed her abilities to formulate reasonable arguments and conduct meaningful research. 

Born in Ohio and raised in Connecticut, Bridget now happily resides in Minnesota. In her spare time she enjoys creative pursuits, including painting canvases and miniature figures, and knitting cozy clothes.


University of Minnesota Law School

The Ohio State University
B.S., Molecular Genetics, Minor in Clinical Psychology & Individual Differences

Professional Affiliations

The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court