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Gregory Schwartz is a patent attorney and chemical engineer who counsels clients on the strategic development and procurement of patent portfolios. His practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, developing global patent portfolios, and evaluating patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement, and validity. He also performs due diligence assessments of transactions involving the acquisition and transfer of intellectual property rights.

Greg advises clients throughout the business cycle, assisting clients ranging from international, publicly traded companies and large research institutions to solo entrepreneurs and emerging companies. He is well-versed in specialty chemicals and materials, separation materials and processes, nanotechnology, fuel cells and batteries, semiconductors, medical devices and diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, agricultural products, and animal nutrition. Greg also represents clients in intellectual property litigation, including matters involving claims of patent infringement. His experience as a patent prosecutor and as a patent litigator informs both practices, allowing him to help a diverse range of clients seeking strategic protection and enforcement of their intellectual property.

Greg’s objective is first and foremost to understand his client’s goals and, based on that knowledge, advise clients in ways that maximize their competitive edge. With a strong technical background in engineering, Greg can build strong relationships with engineers and scientists. He invests in long-term relationships with his clients and thrives "in the trenches," providing strategic counseling to help clients meet their goals.

Industry Concentrations

  • Semiconductor
  • Construction
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical device
  • Agriculture
  • Blockchain
  • Personal care
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Animal nutrition
  • Solar cells



  • Judicial Extern, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2009

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Minnesota Lawyer, Diversity & Inclusion Award, 2022
  • Member, Korean American Bar Association of Minnesota, 2015-Present
    • President, 2019-Present
  • Member, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2012-Present
    • Advisory Board Member, 2017-Present
    • Immediate Past President, 2016-2017
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President-Elect, 2014-2015
    • Vice President of Sponsorship, 2013-2014
    • Director of Programs, 2012-2013
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2012-Present
    • Co-Chair, Asian American Adoptee Network, 2016-Present
    • Board of Governors, 2016-2020
      • Central Regional Governor, 2018-2020
      • Alternate Central Regional Governor, 2016-2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, 2013-2014


  • J.D., cum laude, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
    • Articles Editor and Associate Editor, Hamline Law Review
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office