Tony Zeuli is a partner with Merchant & Gould in the firm’s Minneapolis, MN office. As a trial lawyer, Tony has considerable experience representing clients both in the courtroom and in all aspects of litigation through trial. He is budget- and expectations-oriented, giving his clients weekly updates on their cases so they understand what has happened and what is upcoming.
Tony specializes in Intellectual Property litigation, including patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. He has considerable experience before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has handled patent and copyright litigation in China for multiple clients. He has developed a special expertise in patent claim construction and in right of publicity/First Amendment cases.
Tony writes regular columns on IP law for Bench & Bar, as well as periodic articles for The Federal Lawyer, and gives talks on numerous IP issues.
Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Tony was a physics engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was involved in numerous engineering projects associated with the study of nuclear physics. This industry experience has given him a practical exposure to technology that helps him in the practice of law, as well as an ability to relate well to his engineer and scientist clients.
At Merchant & Gould, Tony serves on the benefits committee. He also does pro bono representation on behalf of women who are not receiving the alimony or child support awarded to them by the courts.
Tony spends most of his off hours with his family, traveling, playing golf, and skiing.
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