Brian Whipps


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How great would it be to file a priority application and within a few months obtain a reliable search and opinion, so that you can decide to: withdraw the application and keep it secret; add disclosure to overcome the art and file an international application; modify the claims to overcome the art and file the international application; or just file the international application unchanged. Imagine how much better your international patent portfolios would look. Yea, that is what we do at Mueting Raasch Group.


  • William Mitchell College of Law
    • J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Law Review
  • University of Minnesota – Duluth
    • B.Ch.E., Chemical Engineering
    • With Distinction
    • Tau Beta Pi

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota

Professional Associations

  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • IP Practice in Europe, Co-Chair
    • Professional Programs Committee, Member
    • Committee on the Profession, Past-Member
    • Emerging Technology Committee, Past-Chair


  • “Substantial Evidence Supporting the Clearly Erroneous Standard of Review: The PTO Faces Off Against the Federal Circuit”, William Mitchell Law Review, October 1998
    • A review of In re Zurko 111 F.3d 887 (Fed. Cir. 1997)


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Drug Delivery
  • Small Molecule
  • Material Science
  • Chemical-Mechanical
  • Chemical-Electrical
  • Chemical-Optical


  • Intellectual Property
  • Domestic and International Patent Prosecution
  • Clearance and Opinions
  • Complex International Patent Portfolio Management and Development
  • Unified Patent Application for Efficient Worldwide Prosecution