Patti J. Jurkovich

Patent Attorney

Patti Jurkovich is a Registered Patent Attorney at Billion & Armitage.  Patti practices in the biological and related arts, and has extensive expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and throughout the world.

Patti is experienced in patent protection and portfolio management in the areas of biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, vaccines, medical treatments and diagnostics, veterinary food and health products, specialty membranes, filtration systems, water treatment, medical devices, food chemistry, food processing, nutraceuticals, green technology, health supplements, and pharmaceuticals.  Her practice also includes opinion, due diligence, strategic planning and licensing matters for large corporations, academic institutions, small businesses, and individuals.  Patti is experienced in monitoring and guiding integration planning for corporate mergers and acquisitions.

She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences (B.S., Microbiology) and her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., cum laude).  Prior to attending law school, Patti collaborated in the development of vaccines, clinical detection methods, and antibiotic therapies for infectious agents.  She also worked on affinity chromatography supports for biopharmaceutical product purification for a multinational technology company.

Patti previously practiced at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. in Minneapolis, MN, and the Office of the Hennepin County Attorney, Civil Division and Juvenile Prosecution Division, in Minneapolis, MN.  She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States District Court, District of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

  • Life Member, University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association

Professional Organizations

  • Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, 2010.
  • Life Member, University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
  • Co-Leader, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, 2008-present.
  1. Richard E. Billion

    Shareholder

  2. Benjamin C. Armitage

    Shareholder/CEO

  3. Michael A. Collins

    Shareholder

  4. Patti J. Jurkovich

    Patent Attorney

  5. John Klos

    Patent Attorney

  6. Gregory S. Schwartz

    Attorney

  7. Kevin Cyr

    Patent Attorney

  8. Katharine Fowler

    Paralegal

  9. Julie A. Shea

    Practice Administrator

  10. Wendy Skelly

    Paralegal