Frederik W. Struve (Fred)


Fred provides his clients with the tools they need to confidently evaluate and implement their business decisions. His clients appreciate his ability to simplify and prioritize complex information into plain English and to distill legal jargon into translatable pros and cons.

Fred is a native of Denmark who enjoys cooking for family and friends, trail running, and trying to conjure his father’s green thumb (with no success). He lives with his wife and young son in Minnetonka – the same city in which he was once an exchange student!

  • Key Practice and Industry Experience
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Professional Associations

Key Practice Experience

Licensing and Technology Transactions

  • RFP and bid preparation
  • Intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements
  • Cloud services agreements
  • Application service provider (ASP) agreements
  • Business process outsourcing agreements
  • Professional services and independent contractor agreements
  • Reseller and distributor agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements


  • Entity formation and structuring
  • Governance, shareholder control and operating agreements
  • Asset and share purchase agreements

Intellectual property

  • Copyright registration
  • Trademark prosecution and portfolio management
  • Trade secrets

Data Privacy and Data Security

  • Privacy policies
  • Data security policies
  • HIPAA Business Associate agreements and permitted disclosures
  • State data privacy and security laws compliance
  • International  transfer of personal information compliance

Key Industry Experience

  • Technology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits

Publications and Presentations

  • “Business Process Outsourcing Concepts for the Health Lawyer,” Minnesota CLE Health Law Institute, June 15, 2017
  • “2017 Update on Current Developments,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education 2017 Nonprofit Law Conference, March 14, 2017
  • Note, Ending Unnecessary Novelty Destruction: Why Europe Should Adopt the Safety Net Grace Period as an International Best Practice, 39 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1404 (2013)
  • Co-author, A Different State of Grace: The New Grace Period under the AIA, 5 No. 6 ABA LANDSLIDE 48 (July/Aug. 2013)
  • Co-author, A Framework for Patent Exhaustion from Foreign Sales, 25 FORDHAM INTELL. PROP. MEDIA & ENT. L.J. 499 (2015)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Secretary, Computer & Technology Law Section Council

Community Engagement

  • Danish American Center
  • Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club