M.S.P.L. Class of 2021

Dr. Nickolas Anderson, MSPL 2020
Dr. Nickolas Anderson
Education: B.S. Biochemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ph. D. Biochemistry, Purdue University
Hometown: Carver, MN

Obtain a better understanding of patent law so that I can better navigate the critical issues located at the intersection where science and law meet.
Michael Bakke, MSPL 2020
Michael Bakke
Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
B.S. History, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hometown: Farmington, MN

I chose M.S. in Patent Law because it allows me to keep pushing myself further, have a hand in innovation, and help inventors reach their ambitions. Through this degree, I hope to start a rewarding career as a patent agent.
Timothy Brennhofer, MSPL 2021
Timothy Brennhofer
Education: B.A. Biology & B.A. Anthropology, Grinnell College
Hometown: Wyoming, MN

The MSPL program allowed me to combine passions for science, research, and innovation with an interest in law. I feel well prepared to perform the role of patent agent and explore the intricate relationship between law, business, and cutting-edge technology.
Yujie Cheng, MSPL 2021
Dr. Yujie Cheng
Education: Ph.D. Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
Hometown: Shaanxi, China

I want to be a patent agent.
Jonathan Giesler, MSPL 2020
Jonathan Giesler
Education: B.S. Biochemistry – University of Minnesota
Hometown: Green Bay, WI

I wanted to learn about new technologies and fields of science that would expand my current understanding and challenge how I think about problems beyond a laboratory setting. I hope to work with clients in filing patents and managing portfolios.
Andrew Philip Lea, MSPL 2021
Andrew Philip Lea
Education: B.S. Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Hometown: Augusta, WI

The MSPL program stood out to me because it was a way to stay in the scientific field I was interested in, but also allowed me to branch out and expand my job and learning opportunities.
Marsh Jordan, MSPL  2021
Jordan Marsh
Education: B.S. Physics, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Duryea, PA

I developed an interest in the Patent Law Program while researching patenting processes for my first provisional application. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I had an interest in developing new solutions for various technical problems and I feel the MSPL Program is a great fit to further my education towards advancing new technologies and helping others to advance their own innovations.
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Dr. Bethany C. Prudner
Education: B.S. Biology and Chemistry, Youngstown State University
Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Kent State University
Hometown: Virginia Beach

A MSPL degree would compliment my Phd and help facilitate my career objectives within the Industry field. This will give me additional knowledge to identify important IP sources during the developmental track of a product. Not only scientifically how to make the product strong but IP strong as well.
Dr. Rohit Singh, MSPL 2021
Dr. Rohit Singh
Education: Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of New Orleans
M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of New Orleans
M.S. Physical Chemistry, Panjab University
B.S. Chemistry, Panjab University
Hometown: Chandigarh, India

Filing a patent from my research piqued my interest in patent law. With the rigorous training offered by the M.S.P.L. program, I would be well equipped to help bridge the gap between state-of-the-art technological innovations and their applications to the market.
Maya Strohm, MSPL 2021
Maya Strohm
Education: B.S. Neuroscience, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Hometown: Mendota Heights, MN

I chose the MSPL program because it allows me to combine my passion for science and interest in the legal field. I am interested in becoming a patent agent to facilitate technological growth and be part of the exciting field of patent law.

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