David G. Schmaltz

3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4617
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Lisa R. Stich
D: 612.336.4734


University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D., cum laude, 1994

Marquette University
B.S. Civil Engineering, cum laude, 1991

Bar and Court Admissions

Minnesota State Bar
Wisconsin State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Awards & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in IAM Patnet 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals, Minnesota, 2017
Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2008-2018
Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Rising Stars, 2004, 2006-2008

David practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on mechanical patents. He has extensive experience in managing large and small patent portfolios, as well as in all aspects of client counseling in the patent field including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent searches, patentability opinions, validity and infringement opinions, pre-litigation assessments, clearance investigations, re-design evaluations, pre-acquisition due diligence, technology transfers, and general licensing matters. On behalf of his clients, David has handled appeals, re-examinations, re-issue applications and other proceedings before the United States Patent Office.

A particular focus of David's practice is strategically filing patents in order to improve his client's competitive position in the marketplace in a cost-effective manner.

David's technology areas are directed primarily toward the mechanical arts and include electromechanical systems, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, drilling machines, exhaust systems, grinding machines, pumps, boats, telecommunications equipment, product handling systems, filtration systems, medical devices, valves, sporting goods, power tools, hand tools, athletic apparel, hydraulic systems, and manufacturing methods.