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Dykema Appoints Reed R. Heimbecher as Minneapolis Office Managing Member

January 4, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Reed R Heimbecher has been appointed as Office Managing Member of its Minneapolis office. Heimbecher also serves as Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Transactional Group.

Heimbecher has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of worldwide intellectual property law—including a seven-year stint in-house as vice president of intellectual property for a medical device business with a billion dollars of annual sales. His practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, patent portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence, and client counseling. Prior to joining Dykema, Heimbecher managed his own firm, which received recognition as a “Go-To Law Firm for Patent Prosecution” from a Fortune 500 company.

Heimbecher earned a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.S., with honors, from the University of Colorado. He clerked for Judge Rich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Before attending law school, Heimbecher, whose undergraduate degree is in aerospace engineering, was an engineer for a large military contractor where he carried out performance and aerodynamic analysis and trajectory simulations of Tomahawk cruise missiles. In that role, he also worked on launch vehicles for putting large payloads into outer space.