KSJLaw clients are Fortune 500 industry leaders who value the service, flexibility, and level of expertise offered. Kim has over 25 years of experience in patent prosecution.
“I highly recommend Kim for work in the Patent field. We have worked together over several years on chemical patent applications and FTO issues. Her ability to analyze issues, get work done on time and on budget is greatly appreciated. She came to my attention when she was recommended by another attorney in another company. This was by far the best recommendation I have ever received. So thanks Kim for all the hard work over the past several years.”
– Carl Corvin, Esq., Patent Counsel DOW AGROSCIENCES
Kim Jordahl | (651) 760-3250
Kim Jordahl formed KSJLaw in September of 2007 as a sole proprietorship. Prior to embarking on a solo practice, Kim spent 12 years as a law clerk/patent agent/attorney in various private practice environments and three years as the sole patent attorney of the Pillsbury Company.
Kim has extensive experience in portfolio management and IP strategy, as well as in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and internationally. She has conducted numerous freedom to operate searches and invalidity searches and counseled her clients in light of the same.
Recognized as exceptional by her peers and colleagues, Kim has been named Rising Star in Intellectual Property, Top 40 under 40, and SuperLawyer in Minnesota Law and Politics. Kim is active in local and national bar associations and participates in local pro bono efforts.
Professional Memberships and Associations
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association, member, Professional Programs Committee, 1996-2005, Vice Chair 2005-2006, Chair 2006-2008; Board of Directors 2008-2009
Awards and Honors
- Rising Star Intellectual Property Law -Minnesota Law and Politics, 1998
- Top 40 under 40 -Minnesota Law and Politics, 1999
- SuperLawyer -Minnesota Law and Politics, 2000, 2001, 2002
- North Dakota State University, BS, chemistry and biochemistry, 1989, CumLaude
- William Mitchell College of Law, JD, 1996, CumLaude
- Registered to practice before the United States Patent and
- State Bar of Minnesota
- Bar of the District of Columbia
“I highly recommend Kim Jordahl for patent prosecution work. Kim and I worked together at The Pillsbury Company for over three years and Kim reported to me for part of her tenure. Initially, Kim was an outside attorney who maintained an office at Pillsbury’s headquarters and supported Pillsbury’s patent law group. After supporting Pillsbury for a short period of time, Kim was hired as an employee and, over time, became Pillsbury’s lead Patent Counsel. Kim remained in this position until June of 2001 when she left Pillsbury to join the law firm of Kagan Binder. Kim continued to provide legal services to Pillsbury at her new law firm until Pillsbury was acquired by General Mills in late 2001.
During her tenure as Patent Counsel, Kim managed a worldwide patent portfolio, was involved in the negotiation of agreements involving intellectual property rights and implemented a worldwide trade secret protocol. She worked closely with Pillsbury’s Vice President of R&D, a member of Pillsbury’s management committee, on IP issues, including patent policy, enforcement and litigation.
As Kim’s colleague and supervisor, I found her to be smart, driven, self-confident, committed, business-focused and adept at providing analysis and input appropriate for the audience or circumstance.
In sum, it is my strong recommendation that you consider Kim as an outside counsel resource. I am confident that her ability, integrity and strong work ethic will continue to drive her to provide excellent legal representation.”