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James T. Pechacek Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


University of Saint Thomas, M.S.E.E, 2017

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2012

University of Saint Thomas, B.S., 2009

James Pechacek is a Member in Dykema's Minneapolis office. He has over nine years of experience in the patent field, including work in patent preparation, prosecution, litigation, and licensing. His experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications with the U.S. Patent Office while also conducting complex patent litigation in a number of venues across the country.

Mr. Pechacek's technical experience includes significant work in electromagnetic and solid state data storage systems and sub-systems, electro-mechanical systems, and manufacturing automation. His experience also includes work in biomedical, automotive and green technologies. As an engineer, he worked as a lead product design engineer in the photo-electric sensor industry.


  • Patent preparation and prosecution
  • Patent litigation
  • Trademark preparation and prosecution
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Domain name administrative proceedings
  • Copyright protection
  • License agreements

William Mitchell Achievement in Public Service Award for pro-bono legal services to the Twin Cities community

Societas Approbatus and Societas Incipiens from the University of Saint Thomas for work mentoring college students