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Gary L. Huusko

Gary L. Huusko has been practicing law since 1983. Gary is a registered Patent Attorney admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His practice includes Intellectual Property Law, which consists of the areas of Patent and Trademark prosecution and protection, Copyrights, and Intellectual Property Licensing. Gary also practices in all areas of corporate transactional law, including corporate formation, purchase and sale of businesses, contract issues and general business advice.

"I love to serve my community through my involvement in and out of the office."

Gary is active in the Apple Valley and the Dakota County Regional Chambers of Commerce, the Eagan Rotary Club, and he currently serves on the District 196 Foundation as Vice-Chair, the U.S. Math Recovery Council Board of Directors as Chair of the Policy Committee, and the Legislative Advisory Council for Independent School District 196. Gary is past Chair of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Gary has served on the Budget Advisory Council for Independent School District 196 and he is a past Assistant District Governor for Area 2 of Rotary District 5950. He is a past Chair of The Eagan Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, a past President of the Apple Valley Rotary Club, a past Board member of the Northern Dakota County Chamber Foundation, and a past Chair of the Eagan Advisory Planning Commission. Gary is active in the Eagan Rotary Club, and served as its President in 2016-2017

He also served on the Capital Facilities and Finance Commission of the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served in the past on the Methodist Foundation Board of Directors and. He lives in Eagan with his wife and two children.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

  • United States Tax Court

  • State of Minnesota

Education

  • J.D. - William Mitchell College of Law (1983)

    • Alumni Association Award of Merit (1983)

    • Dean (President), Amdahl - Ramsey Senate of the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity (1981-1983)

  • B.A. - University of Minnesota - Duluth, Political Science (1979).

    • Coursework included Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Biology/Biochemistry and Aerospace Engineering (1994-96)

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Dakota County Bar Association

  • First Judicial District Bar Association

Publications

  • Advising Minnesota Corporations and Other Business Organizations, Associate Contributing Editor, Supplement Edition, 1997, (R. Saliterman); (Protection of Intellectual Properties Chapters)

Representative Cases

  • Old Reliable Wholesale, Inc. v. Cornell Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8756 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 2, 2010) (granting judgment to client for $196,628.64 in attorneys' fees and expenses based on exceptional patent case finding).

  • Old Reliable Wholesale, Inc. v. Cornell Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25181 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 24, 2009) (granting summary judgment of dismissal in favor of client based on determination of patent invalidity), aff'd, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 26985 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 11, 2009).