The attorneys at Haugen Law Firm PLLP are dedicated to assisting clients in the development, protection, and management of their intellectual property rights. Haugen Law Firm attorneys employ creative, cost-effective strategies and solutions that are designed to help clients achieve their business objectives.

Our attorneys possess broad experience in a variety of technologies, including mechanical, chemical, electrical, and computer software disciplines. Our attorneys are members of several state and federal bar associations, as well as the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, and other federal, state, and county professional associations.


Mr. Haugen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Hamline University School of Law. Eric has practiced law for nearly 20 years, and focuses his work in trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property litigation. Eric is a member of the American Bar, Minnesota State Bar, and Hennepin County Bar Associations, as well as the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association.


Mr. Burns is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Mr. Burns received his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and has been involved in patent practice in both corporate (Unisys Corporation) and private practice settings. Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Burns gained technical experience as an engineer at 3M Company.

Mr. Burns represents clients involved in a wide array of technologies. Example fields in which Mr. Burns has significant patent experience include thermal management materials and devices, touch screen assemblies, analytical instrumentation, anti-corrosion materials and applications, computer software, database management systems, electrical control systems, medical devices, and business methods. Mr. Burns’ practice also involves intellectual property portfolio management activities, including freedom-to-operate studies, acquisitions, litigation, joint development agreements, and licensing.


Mr. Dietz is a graduate of St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Mathematics. Paul is a registered patent attorney and has practiced law for nearly 20 years. His experiences include preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide array of technologies; preparation and negotiation of contracts; trademark registration, opposition and cancellations; copyright matters; and validity/invalidity, patentability, and infringement/non-infringement analysis.