Merchant & Gould

Merchant & Gould

Merchant & Gould

Aug 24, 0:02 PM

Today in the Twin Cities: Our own Christopher Sorenson will present at the @mitchellhamline ""IP is Everywhere: Lunchtime Learning Series"" for current and prospective law students. His presentation will center on Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation. #wearemerchantgould

Aug 18, 0:15 PM

Today in Long Beach, CA: Our own Mansi Shah will be a panelist in a ""Creating Inclusive Cultures session at @wonderwomentech. #WWT2017

Aug 4, 2:41 PM

We''re honored to share that our Madison office received the Pro Bono Firm of the Year award from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Congratulations to Wendy Ward, Ed Pardon, Emily Wessels, Jeff Ward, Paige Stradley and Steve Howe (and many others who supported them) on this recognition! #wearemerchantgould

Jul 28, 5:39 PM

Did you know that our firm was established in 1900? Read on to learn about Frank D. Merchant, one of our founders and namesakes. Frank D. Merchant was a Midwesterner, born in 1866 in Terre Haute, Indiana. His parents moved to Minnesota when he was a child. Merchant ultimately earned both his engineering and law degrees from the University of Minnesota. He first met James Franklin Williamson--a Minnesotan attorney who started the first patent, trademark, and copyright law firm in Minnesota--in 1888 when he took classes in mechanical engineering. Williamson hired him in 1890 to draft the drawings of inventions that accompanied patent applications. One year later, Merchant was a mechanical engineer with Williamson. He graduated from law school in 1896 and became a junior partner two years later. Merchant then worked his way up to partner. According to the Minnesota Journal newspaper, on April 18, 1900, James Williamson, ""a leading practitioner in patent and trademark law,"" had made Merchant a partner and named the firm Williamson & Merchant. #flashbackfriday #wearemerchantgould