William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1998

St. Mary's College of Minnesota, B.A., 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Kristine M. Boylan
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Kristine Boylan is the co-chair of the IP Prosecution group at Briggs. She is a shareholder and an intellectual property attorney, with nearly 20 years' experience in the law. She practices principally in the areas of trademark, trade dress, licensing, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, trade secrets, patents and related matters. Since 1998, Kristine has appeared in courts, in mediations and in arbitrations to enforce and defend her clients' needs. She is a qualified neutral under Minnesota Practice Rule 114, and an appointed neutral on the International Trademark Association (INTA), Panel of Neutrals. She has a practical and bottom-line approach, specifically in handling concerns with trademarks (online and in social media).

Kristine speaks and writes on emerging intellectual property issues of law, and is active in associations that serve intellectual property owners' interests.

In school, she served as a legal policy intern at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and more recently as a working lawyer completed the Mini-MBA program at the University of Saint Thomas (Opus College of Business), which enhance her depth and breadth of experience.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • International Trademark Association, Panel of Neutrals
  • Table Captain, St. Thomas Law Women's Leadership Roundtable, 2016
  • Recognized, MSBA North Star Program, 2013-2014
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark Litigation Committee Member

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section

Federal Bar Association, Former National and Chapter-Level Board Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Former Fourth District Ethics Committee Member

Early Settlement Conference Project, District of Minnesota, United States District Court, Early Settlement Conference Counsel Panelist