Adrian E. Kipp

Adrian E. Kipp is a dedicated and versatile attorney who serves clients in complex litigation matters, from discovery and fact gathering to briefing and motions. Adrian has handled matters ranging from contract and business disputes to complex administrative law matters, such as National Labor Relations Board investigations and lawsuits against the federal government. In addition, Adrian’s technical background, paired with his intellectual property experience, provides him with a unique perspective as he advises businesses in Minnesota’s burgeoning cannabis market. In all of his work, Adrian seeks to distill difficult problems into straightforward solutions.

Adrian also has the distinction of having passed the USPTO Registration Examination (sometimes known as the “Patent Bar”) while in law school, giving him the ability to handle all manner of patent cases. This was bolstered by his experience prosecuting patents for pro bono clients through Mitchell Hamline’s Patent Law Clinic. Prior to becoming an attorney, Adrian worked as a Chemist in a variety of industries, from small, local businesses to the global pharmaceutical giant, Perrigo Co., where he gained a wealth of scientific knowledge and honed his analytical skills—tools that have proven vital in the legal profession. As an attorney, Adrian pursues trademark and patent protection to secure his client’s intellectual property rights, and adeptly navigates intellectual property disputes when they arise. 

Adrian graduated magna cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2023. During his time in law school, Adrian demonstrated a strong commitment to the law, his community, and leadership. With a focus on intellectual property, he served as an editor for Cybaris, an Intellectual Property Law Review, was a member and mentor in Mitchell Hamline’s Fellows Program, and externed for Ramsey County District Court Judge Sophia Y. Vuelo.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Patent, Trademark & Intellectual Property Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Hemp/Cannabis
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • United States District Court District of Minnesota, 2024
  • Minnesota, 2023
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2022
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN
    • J.D. 2023, magna cum laude
    • Cybaris, an Intellectual Property Law Review, Editor, 2021-2023
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
    • B.S. 2017
    • Major: Chemistry
    • Minor: Biology
  • Mitchell Hamline Fellow Program, 2020 to 2023
  • Mitchell Hamline Dean’s List, 2020-2023
  • CALI Awards in Patent Prosecution and Constitutional Liberties, 2022
  • Minnesota IP Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Patent Law Clinic, Student Attorney, 2022 to 2023
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Research Intern, 2021
  • Ramsey Country Second Judicial District, Judicial Extern, 2020 to 2021
  • Northern Technologies International, Quality Control Chemist, 2018 to 2020
  • Perrigo, Quality Control Chemist II, 2018
  • Pace Analytical Life Sciences, Quality Assurance Analyst, 2017-2018