Class of 2021 - M.S. in Patent Law

Dr. Nickolas Anderson, MSPL 2020

Dr. Nickolas Anderson
Education: B.S. Biochemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ph. D. Biochemistry, Purdue University
Hometown: Carver, MN

Obtain a better understanding of patent law so that I can better navigate the critical issues located at the intersection where science and law meet.

Michael Bakke, MSPL 2020

Michael Bakke
Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
B.S. History, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hometown: Farmington, MN

I chose M.S. in Patent Law because it allows me to keep pushing myself further, have a hand in innovation, and help inventors reach their ambitions. Through this degree, I hope to start a rewarding career as a patent agent.

Timothy Brennhofer, MSPL 2021

Timothy Brennhofer
Education: B.A. Biology & B.A. Anthropology, Grinnell College
Hometown: Wyoming, MN

The MSPL program allowed me to combine passions for science, research, and innovation with an interest in law. I feel well prepared to perform the role of patent agent and explore the intricate relationship between law, business, and cutting-edge technology.

Yujie Cheng, MSPL 2021

Dr. Yujie Cheng
Education: Ph.D. Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
Hometown: Shaanxi, China

I want to be a patent agent.

Jonathan Giesler, MSPL 2020

Jonathan Giesler
Education: B.S. Biochemistry – University of Minnesota
Hometown: Green Bay, WI

I wanted to learn about new technologies and fields of science that would expand my current understanding and challenge how I think about problems beyond a laboratory setting. I hope to work with clients in filing patents and managing portfolios.

Andrew Philip Lea, MSPL 2021

Andrew Philip Lea
Education: B.S. Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Hometown: Augusta, WI

The MSPL program stood out to me because it was a way to stay in the scientific field I was interested in, but also allowed me to branch out and expand my job and learning opportunities.

Marsh Jordan, MSPL  2021

Jordan Marsh
Education: B.S. Physics, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Duryea, PA

I developed an interest in the Patent Law Program while researching patenting processes for my first provisional application. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I had an interest in developing new solutions for various technical problems and I feel the MSPL Program is a great fit to further my education towards advancing new technologies and helping others to advance their own innovations.

Dr. Rohit Singh, MSPL 2021

Dr. Rohit Singh
Education: Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of New Orleans
M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of New Orleans
M.S. Physical Chemistry, Panjab University
B.S. Chemistry, Panjab University
Hometown: Chandigarh, India

Filing a patent from my research piqued my interest in patent law. With the rigorous training offered by the M.S.P.L. program, I would be well equipped to help bridge the gap between state-of-the-art technological innovations and their applications to the market.

Maya Strohm, MSPL 2021
Maya Strohm
Education: B.S. Neuroscience, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Hometown: Mendota Heights, MN

I chose the MSPL program because it allows me to combine my passion for science and interest in the legal field. I am interested in becoming a patent agent to facilitate technological growth and be part of the exciting field of patent law.