Nicholas S. Boebel

Nicholas S. Boebel


, Partner

Nicholas S. Boebel


University of Minnesota (JD, 2000, magna cum laude, order of the coif)

Carleton College (BA, economics, cum laude, departmental honors)

Bar Admissions

State of Washington

State of Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Nicholas Boebel joined Hansen Reynolds in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boebel founded and owned Populus Law LLC. At Hansen Reynolds Mr. Boebel concentrates his practice on IP law, competition law, and commercial cases, alongside class action lawsuits and qui tam actions on occasion. Clients often rely on Mr. Boebel as a case ‘fixer’ to assist in course correcting cases that have moved off the right track and gone over budget.


Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. et al., Case No. 14-cv-62369 – Southern District of Florida (Miami): Represented Arctic Cat Inc. in a patent infringement case against Bombardier, the manufacturer of Sea-Doo personal watercraft. Arctic Cat claimed that the Bombardier off-throttle assisted steering system in all Sea-Doo personal watercraft infringed claims from two patents awarded to Arctic Cat in 2003 and 2004. Nick Boebel led the trial team during a 10-day jury trial in Miami Federal Court in May, 2016. The jury deliberated for 2 hours, and returned a verdict finding all asserted claims valid and willfully infringed by Bombardier. The jury awarded the exact damages requested by Arctic Cat – 15.5 million dollars. Two weeks later in the first enhanced damages decision after the Supreme Court’s Halo decision, the presiding Judge tripled the damages awarded based on the jury’s finding that Bombardier had willfully infringed and entered judgment in the amount of 46.5 million dollars.

Global Traffic Technologies v. Tomar, Minnesota Federal District Court: Took over case after the original attorney was disbarred and default judgment entered against client as a sanction. After taking over the case, Nick’s team secured dismissal of plaintiff’s willful infringement claim, and tried the damages claim to jury. In the end, a case that represented a major threat to the client settled on acceptable terms.

Telluride Asset Management v. Falkenstein, Hennepin County District Court: Defended former hedge fund portfolio manager in claims alleging breach of a confidentiality agreement and trade secret misappropriation by manager’s former employer. After taking over the case from a large Minneapolis law firm, Nick led a team that secured discovery from plaintiff allowing assertion of various counterclaims. Case resolved through settlement approximately two months later.

Metcalf v. E.I. DuPont, Minnesota Federal District Court: Represented Minnesota inventors and developers of construction software in claims asserting breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. After taking over the case from a large Minneapolis law firm, Nick led a team through the discovery and trial preparation stage. Case settled after the court rejected defendant’s motion for summary judgment on misappropriation of trade secrets claim and shortly before a jury trial was scheduled to begin.

TV Interactive Technology v. Microsoft, Northern District of California Federal Court: Nick was part of a team that sued Microsoft for infringement of various patents with claims covering Microsoft’s autoplay technology. Case settled shortly before trial with Microsoft taking a license to the patents.


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  • “Tim Hansen is incredibly effective in a courtroom. Maintaining a low key good humored demeanor he suddenly thrusts to the heart of an issue in a way that sticks in the mind. It was a pleasure to watch him take a case with many difficulties and resolve it favorably for his client while leaving everyone in the case his friend.”

    Gary M. Elden
    Partner / Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • “I have been doing business with a myriad of Law Firms over the last 40 years, and Hansen Reynolds is by far the best I have ever been associated with. Hansen Reynolds proves that a law firm can WIN and represent the client with the utmost integrity. Let’s face it, litigation can be extremely expensive, and it is refreshing to know Hansen Reynolds treats the clients’ money like their own. Winning and Integrity are synonymous with Hansen Reynolds.”

    Gary R. Kane
    President & CEO / Richardson Industries
  • “We collaborate with Hansen Reynolds when our clients require litigation expertise. The combination of my firm’s substantive IP experience with Hansen Reynolds’ litigation experience is a win-win for our clients.”

    Tim Klintworth
    Partner / Klintworth & Rozenblat