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Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey M. Thompson

Meagher & Geer


Contact Info

Meagher & Geer
4200 MultiFoods Tower
33 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 371–1306
Fax: (612) 877–3098

www.meagher.com


Background

Jeff Thompson contributes articles on intellectual property law to IRMI.com.

Mr. Thompson is a partner in the firm of Meagher & Geer, which has offices in Minneapolis and Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Thompson concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation (including insurance coverage disputes), though his practice is unusually diverse in this day of the "one dimensional man" (with apologies to Marcuse). He is the chair-elect of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and is on the Law Improvement Committee of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr. Thompson graduated from Michigan State University's James Madison College in 1983 and the Notre Dame Law School, cum laude, in 1986, where he also served on the law review. After a clerkship with the Honorable James L. Ryan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, he left his home in Michigan in search of the perfect climate: working first with Carrington, Coleman in Dallas and later with Latham & Watkins in Orange County, California. He discovered the delightful land of Minnesota with the help of his wife, Margaret, a native Minnesotan, where he has a practice that is national in scope, and the winter deposition schedule usually has a distinct Southern flair.

Mr. Thompson is an active member of the Minnesota, Texas, and California bars, as well the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the federal courts of Minnesota, California, Texas, and Arizona and before the federal courts of appeal for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits. He has handled many high-profile cases, including several that have led to published decisions.

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