Paige S. Stradley

3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4671
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Carol Hough
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University of Minnesota
J.D., magna cum laude, 2012

Miami University
B.A., magna cum laude, 2009

Bar Admissions

Minnesota State Bar
District of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar Association
Board Member of the Federal Bar Association – MN Chapter
    Co-chair, Newer Lawyers Committee
    Communications Committee
    Law School Outreach Committee

Board Member of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
    Chair, Millennial Engagement Committee
    Legal Committee

Intellectual Property Inn of Court – MN Chapter
The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
    Founding Member
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, & Technology
    Note & Comment Editor

Awards & Recognition

Merchant & Gould Pro Bono Award, 2016

Publications & Speaking

What Features Matter in a Design Patent Case?, Law360, co-authored with Thomas Leach, February 2015

A New Dimension In IP Law: 3-D Printing, Law360, co-authored with George C. Lewis, April 16, 2014

A new dimension for IP law: 3D printing, Minnesota Lawyer, co-authored with George C. Lewis, March 13, 2014

Enhanced Duty of Candor Before the PTO, Today's General Counsel, co-authored with Rob Kalinsky, Oct/Nov 2013

The Enhanced Duty Of Candor Before The Patent Office, Law360, co-authored with Rob Kalinsky, April 24, 2013

FBA Government Relations Committee Continues to Pursue the Interests of the Federal Judiciary and the Federal Courts on Capitol Hill, Bar Talk, March 27, 2013

A Vivid Reminder, Bar Talk, December 18, 2012

United States District Court, Minnesota Chapter of the FBA and Open World Leadership Center Host Delegation of Ukrainian Leaders, Bar Talk, December 12, 2012

Paige practices intellectual property litigation where she has represented clients on a wide range of issues including patent (utility and design), copyright, trademark/trade dress, and false advertising disputes. Paige also works with clients and her colleagues to develop strategies to proactively avoid litigation such as ensuring marketing and advertising campaigns comply with applicable regulations and guidelines, assessing ways to avoid infringement of design patents, and analyzing websites to avoid copyright and trade dress infringement. In all areas of her practice, Paige believes effective listening skills are crucial, and employs these skills with the goal of understanding and achieving a client’s short and long term objectives.

At Merchant & Gould, Paige sits on the Diversity Committee and participates in various recruitment initiatives. She also participates in the firm's pro bono programs and recently, in conjunction with two other M&G associates, represented a client on a pro bono basis at trial in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Paige sits on the Board of the Federal Bar Association, where she serves as co-chair of the Newer Lawyers Committee and sits on the Communications Committee and Law School Outreach Committee.

Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Paige obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and environmental science. She then attended the University of Minnesota Law School where she served as a research assistant to former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Distinguished McKnight Professor Alexandra B. Klass and as a judicial extern to the Honorable David S. Doty.

In her free time Paige enjoys playing tennis, running, reading, traveling, and following her favorite sports team—the Indiana Hoosiers.

Representative Cases

In 2013, Toro sued The Décor Group for infringement of several patents on landscape lighting. The Décor Group had been a former distributor of Toro lighting products that stopped purchasing from Toro and began importing and selling knock-offs from China. The settlement included a payment of Toro’s lost profits for all past sales and a consent judgment that includes an injunction and admission of validity.


All Media
White Papers
Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.
Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.: Eligibility of Design Features for Copyright ProtectionIn Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 580 U.S. _____ (2017), the Supreme Court determined that two-dimensional designs appearing on the surface ...
Press Releases
Merchant & Gould Team Takes First Place in 2016 Twin Cities 5K Corporate Team Challenge
A group of six Merchant & Gould professionals took home the first place prize for fastest team in the 2016 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 5K Corporate Team Challenge.In Minnesota, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon race series brings 25,000 runners and ...
Associate Networking Event
Connect. Relax. Eat. Drink.Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4-7 p.m.  The Bachelor Farmer 50 North 2nd Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401 (map) 
White Papers
Supreme Court Rules Tacking is an Issue for the Jury
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled on January 21, 2015, that the question of whether the doctrine of trademark tacking applies is factual and generally decided by the fact-finder—and in most cases, the jury. “Tacking” allows a trademark owner ...
White Papers
SAP America, Inc. v. Versata Development Group, Inc.: PTAB Invalidates Claims in Its First Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents – But Not Because of the Prior Art
In its first ruling under the newly implemented American Invents Act (AIA) Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidated Versata’s 6,553,350 (‘350) patent.  In reaching its decision, ...
The Enhanced Duty Of Candor Before The Patent Office
Click here, to read article co-authored by Paige Stradley and Rob Kalinsky
United States District Court, Minnesota Chapter of the FBA and Open World Leadership Center Host Delegation of Ukrainian Leaders
Click here to read article.