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Jason R. Kraus

Jason R. Kraus

Faegre Baker Daniels

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jason Kraus is a partner in the intellectual property group and co-leader of the firm's life sciences industry team. Jason's practice focuses on patent portfolio management, U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution, conducting product clearance studies, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and patent litigation. He has prepared and prosecuted applications in the mechanical, electrical, and business method arts. Jason has extensive experience working closely with clients to evaluate competitive patent landscapes and to develop a patent strategy that provides a competitive advantage with respect to key products and services.

Jason has worked with clients in the fields of:

  • Cardiac rhythm management technologies
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Prosthetic annuloplasty rings and heart valves
  • Renal care
  • Surgical devices
  • Surgical urology Jason's representative clients include:
  • 3M
  • Boston Scientific Corp.
  • Coloplast
  • Sorin Group
  • Stratasys

Jason is also an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, where he teaches an intellectual property class for the Mini-MBA in Medical Technology Management program.


  • Managing IP — IP Star, 2013
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2009

Professional Associations
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Intellectual Property Series: A House Divided – The Latest Developments in Joint/Divided Infringement, MN CLE Webcast, December 2010
  • KSR Three Years Later: A Review of Obviousness Case Law Since KSR, MN CLE Webcast, June 2010
  • KSR: Two Years Later, MN CLE Webcast, May 2009
  • Opinions and Product Clearance Strategies for In-House Counsel, MN CLE Webcast, August 2008
  • KSR: One Year Later, MN CLE Webcast, April 2008


  • Corporate - Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
  • Intellectual Property - Patent Prosecution
  • Litigation & Advocacy


  • Food & Agriculture
  • Life Sciences - Medical Devices, Medical Technology Education University of Minnesota J.D., cum laude, Law Review (1997) University of Minnesota B.S. Mechanical Engineering, with distinction (1994)

Bar Admissions - Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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