Jonathan M. Rixen
Jonathan M. Rixen was licensed as a registered patent agent in 2005 and has been licensed as a registered patent attorney since 2007.  He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota.  Jonathan practices in the areas of patent preparation, prosecution, and related opinions.  His primary technical focus includes mechanical, optical, laser, magnetic, non-destructive testing, epitaxial crystal synthesis, multi-layer composite armor, and chemical engineering technologies.

Jonathan also provides trademark prosecution services including conducting trademark searches, preparing and prosecuting federal and foreign (i.e., Madrid Protocol) trademark applications, drafting/negotiating trademark licenses, and counseling clients regarding trademark and related intellectual property strategies. 

Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University (B.S.ChE, With Distinction). Jonathan's technical experience includes work as a lab technician for the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies, and a process engineering position at Cambrex Charles City, Inc., where he created and executed validation protocols for new pilot plant equipment, conducted environmental monitoring of the pilot plant facilities, and wrote and revised standard operating procedures for pilot plant equipment. In addition, Jonathan was an undergraduate research assistant for the Gonzalez Research Group, where he examined the anaerobic fermentation of glycerol in E. coli and designed and applied a miniature fermentation system for use with the fermentation studies.

Jonathan graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2007 (J.D.). While at WMCL, Jonathan was an active member of the WMCL Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA), and he has held membership in both the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

Jonathan loves the outdoors and attempts to get outside as much as possible by running, biking, and hiking.  He also enjoys competing in road races during the summer months.  During the long Minnesota winters, Jonathan can often be found in area hockey rinks following his kids' hockey teams or working on his downhill skiing skills in Afton.