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Tania Shapiro-Barr, M.D. Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2008

University of Wisconsin Medical School, M.D., 2005

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Medical Microbiology & Immunology, 2001, Honors Program

Tania Shapiro-Barr is a Member of the Intellectual Property Group in Dykema's Minneapolis office. Her practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in technology fields including medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Tania has experience prosecuting both foreign and domestic patent applications, as well as counseling clients and drafting opinions regarding patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement, and validity. Her experience further includes patent portfolio management, IP due diligence, patent litigation, and trademark prosecution.

Tania has experience working with a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 medical device companies, mid-size medical device and biotechnology companies, start-up pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as individual physician inventors.  Tania’s unique background and qualifications as both an M.D. and a J.D. allow her to achieve a deep understanding of both the scientific basis and legal strategy involved in IP practice.

Prior to attending law school, Tania received her M.D. from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Her past experiences also include serving as White House Intern in the Office of the First Lady. 

Memberships & Involvement

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Anti-Defamation League Minnesota Committee, Member