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Ann Motl

Associate

3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota

Leadership & Community

  • Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter: Digital Communications Committee Co-Chair 2019-present; New Lawyers Committee Co-Chair 2017-2019; Diversity and Inclusion Task Force member 2016
  • United States District Court and Federal Bar Association: Pro Se Project, Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer

Overview

Ann Motl is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and represents clients in complex intellectual property litigation. Her substantial experience includes all phases of pre-trial civil litigation and motion practice in the federal courts. She also has developed skill in design patent litigation and has practiced before the International Trade Commission. Ann's meticulous work is distinguished by a background in mechanical engineering, which she leverages on behalf of her clients across a variety of technical areas, including automotive engineering, oil and gas, consumer goods, and telecommunications.

Committed to advancing the profession through leadership and pro bono service, Ann is actively involved in the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association where she currently serves as co-chair of the Digital Communications Committee. She has represented a pro bono client in a Social Security disability appeal while working with the Minnesota Chapter's Pro Se Project, and has also represented pro bono clients in housing and habeas matters while working with Volunteer Lawyers Network and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

Prior to joining Maslon, Ann gained valuable experience working at an intellectual property boutique firm and clerking for Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Ann is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as the online managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review and as Vice President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association.

Experience

  • Drafted dispositive motions resulting in success on the merits or favorable settlement in several cases in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission.
  • Argued claim construction term ultimately resulting in the Court adopting the definition.
  • Worked with client during prelitigation phase to develop noninfringement positions and avoid further assertions of infringement.

Honors

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018-2019 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

December 11, 2018
June 27, 2018
December 14, 2017
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July 15, 2019
March 16, 2015
August 15, 2012

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