Mr. Todd E. Rinner

  • Counsel at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Albuquerque Plaza, 201 Third Street N.W., Suite 500, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Todd Rinner is a seasoned litigator primarily practicing in product liability, personal injury, commercial and intellectual property litigation. He has experience in defending product manufacturers and distributors, including automotive and heavy equipment and industrial product manufacturers, in lawsuits involving product liability and general liability matters. In addition, Todd represents parties in all types of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. He is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Protecting Minor Improvements on Core Patents: Complementing Traditional Patent Protection with Strategic Disclosure, Author, 2 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 398 (2003)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Product Liability-Personal Injury Defense (2012-2017)
•Benchmark Litigation, Future Star (2009-2010)
•40 Under Forty Honoree, New Mexico Business Weekly (2009)

Other Professional Experience

•Rodey Dickason Sloan Akin & Robb, P.A., Director (2012-2018)
•University of New Mexico School of Law, Intellectual Property Moot Court, Adjunct Professor (2007-2008)
•United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Judicial Extern to the Honorable James F. Holderman (2004)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Product Liability Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
520.882.1264  Phone
(505) 768-7395  Fax
University Attended:
Washington University in St. Louis, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2001
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, LL.M., 2007; John Marshall Law School, Chicago, J.D., 2004; Executive Lead Articles Editor, The John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law; Intellectual Property Law Association, President
Year of First Admission:
Arizona; Supreme Court of Illinois; Supreme Court of New Mexico; United States District Court, District of New Mexico; Illinois; United States Patent and Trademark Office; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; New Mexico; Supreme Court of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of New Mexico

•State Bar of Illinois

•U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico

•U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

•U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

•American Intellectual Property Law Association

•Defense Research Institute


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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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