Sean Solberg, JD


Sean Solberg, JD

MDI Faculty, Technological Leadership Institute


Juris Doctorate
University of Iowa College of Law

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Iowa State University

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Grinnell College


Sean serves as patent counsel to clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including medical device, biotech and agriculture. Sean is a registered patent attorney, able to practice in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Alternate Job Roles
Shareholder and Chair of the Intellectual Property Division
Davis Brown Law Firm

M.S. in Medical Device Innovation


  • Managing and implementing strategies for both significant and emerging patent and application portfolios
  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications in various technologies
  • Performing due diligence investigations of intellectual property portfolios in merger and acquisition deals
  • Evaluating the validity and enforceability of patents
  • Advising on infringement issues
  • Drafts and negotiates various technology agreements, including licenses, assignments, and agreements related to research, collaboration and consulting

Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Integrated DNA Technologies, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Currently Teaching Courses
Medical Industry Macro Environment (MDI 5012)

Selected Publications

Minnesota Physician, author, “Intellectual Property in Medicine” (March 2016).

Technology Transfer Law Handbook, editor, co-author of chapters: "Changes to the Patent Laws" and "Managing Patent Prosecution" (August 2014).