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Attorneys at Karish & Bjorgum PC

 The attorneys at Karish & Bjorgum PC are multi-faceted with a broad level of experience with intellectual property litigation.  We have spent many years helping clients protect their products & services through the United States courts.  Please read below to meet our attorneys.

A. Eric Bjorgum

A. Eric Bjorgum has over 15 years of experience working in commercial disputes and intellectual property law, including a two year term working closely with a federal judge as a law clerk.  He has litigated extensively in both state and federal court, working in business litigation and in all areas of intellectual property.  He has also counseled clients in obtaining copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets in order to secure their rights, avoid litigation and develop streams of revenue.

Kristin Hiibner, Ph.D.

Kristin Hiibner, Ph.D, is an intellectual property attorney with 15+ years of diverse experience in patents, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, risk management, and regulatory issues. Kristin’s Ph.D. is in Organic Chemistry and she has represented companies in a variety of technologies including chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, microfluidics, optics, and internet based industries.

Marc A. Karish

Marc Karish is a patent attorney with over 12 years of experience working in intellectual property law and commercial litigation.  Marc has litigated extensively in the federal and state courts in intellectual property and business disputes.  In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Marc has spent over 12 years preparing and filing patent and trademark applications, counseling clients about their intellectual property, and advising clients on intellectual property transactions such as license agreements and purchases.

Daniel R. Kimbell

Dan Kimbell has been a patent and trademark prosecution attorney for over 20 years, and has prosecuted and secured over 1,000 patents and 1,000 trademarks in a wide variety of technical and business areas. Dan is particularly skilled in handling and advising companies on how to leverage IP to improve their profitability and grow their business. Dan can also speak and read Japanese.  He has co-founded three startup companies.

John D. ("Jack") McConaghy

John D. ("Jack") McConaghy represents clients a variety of areas including patent counseling and opinions, due diligence, licensing, interferences, prosecution, reissue and reexamination in the mechanical, automotive and medical device arts, including trademark and unfair competition and trade secret counseling and opinions, due diligence, licensing, prosecution and oppositions.

Vincent M. Pollmeier

Vincent Pollmeier comes to Karish & Bjorgum from the litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. He brings to the practice of law a unique combination of technical and legal acumen, in both litigation and intellectual property prosecution.

Billy A. Robbins

Billy A. Robbins represents clients in a variety of areas including patents, licensing, transactions, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition and trade secrets.