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Todd S. Werner

Capella Tower, Suite 4200, 225 South Sixth Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Firm: Carlson Caspers, P.A.
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Carlson Caspers, P.A.

Years In Practice


Phone Number (612) 436-9600

Todd Werner’s practice at Carlson Caspers focuses on helping clients navigate disputes with their competitors.  While Todd handles all types of commercial disputes, his practice is particularly focused on patent litigation, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, IP licensing/monetization, and counseling.  Leveraging his degree in biochemistry, Todd has represented generic pharmaceutical companies challenging the patent rights of their competitors through ANDA litigation for well over a decade. 

For example, Todd helped Teva Pharmaceuticals defeat several patents directed to Purdue’s multibillion-dollar OxyContin® product, and maintain those verdicts on appeal. Other representative ANDA matters Todd has handled include Biogen v. Hetero (dimethyl fumarate: multiple sclerosis treatment); Eisai v. Sun (lenvatinib: anti-cancer medication); Millenium v Teva: (Velcade® anti-cancer formulation), Merck Sharpe & Dohme B.V. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. (Nuvaring® contraceptive). Todd also served as lead counsel for a nutraceutical client asserting its patent in a multi-district dispute, including the defense of that patent in IPR proceedings before the USPTO. Todd successfully defended the validity of a number of instituted claims and went on to secure a favorable settlement for his client.

In addition to his life sciences practice, Todd has litigated disputes in many other disciplines, including the electrical, chemical, and mechanical arts. For example, in M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd. v. Dynamic Air Inc., Todd secured invalidity judgments on 114 of 117 claims in IPR proceedings challenging five Schlumberger patents directed to the pneumatic conveyance of drill cuttings generated by offshore drilling operations.  In related proceedings in federal court, Todd helped secure an award of over $1.3 million in attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and dismissal against another party based on a lack of personal jurisdiction. 

Todd’s practice extends beyond patent litigation, including Lanham Act, unfair competition, and trademark and trade dress disputes.  He also handles general commercial disputes. In addition to contested proceedings, Todd counsels clients in the negotiation of intellectual property licenses and joint development agreements, as well as monetization of patent portfolios. Read Todd's full bio here

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Bar Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Organizations & Affiliations
Hopeful Halos Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on raising funds to support research for a cure for Angelman Syndrome
President and Founder
Veteran's Consortium Pro Bono Program
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Work Experience
Carlson Caspers
2003 - Current
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, JD
Michigan Technological University, BS Biochemistry
Contact Details and Office Locations
Capella Tower, Suite 4200, 225 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
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