James D. Swendsen (Jim)

Patent Attorney

Direct Phone: (612) 977-3146

Email: swendsen@bipl.net

While pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Biology, Jim worked on a research project in Queensland Australia that studied the aquaculture and commercialization of aquatic species.  Following the receipt of his degree, Jim worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Environmental Services where he created a GIS database of living and structural snow control emplacements across the state.  After studying law at William Mitchell, Jim worked as a patent intern for Leeds Forensic Systems, Inc., helping secure patent protection for a multi-wavelength forensic viewing and image-capturing system. 

Expertise & Practice Areas:   

Industry Types

  • Banking, Insurance & Finance
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Internet, Technology & E-Commerce


Practice Areas

  • Alternative Energy / Green Energy
  • Automation
  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics
  • Electronics / Electrical devices
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Image processing
  • Information Technology
  • Material Science
  • Medical Devices
  • Microelectronics
  • Mobile Device
  • Networking
  • RF technology
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Sensors and systems
  • Servers
  • Social media
  • Software
  • Storage media
  • Virtual machines 


  • Bachelor's Degree – University of Minnesota  
  • Juris Doctorate - William Mitchell College of Law  
  • Registered - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office