Kurt has a unique combination of training and experience in both the legal and engineering arenas. Consequently, he is especially able to help with any patent or other IP needs that you might have. Kurt has worked for FORTUNE 500 companies such as Textron, Michelin and Caterpillar in a variety of technical and legal roles while also spending time at law firms such as the well-known IP boutique of Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery located in downtown Chicago and the law firm of Taylor, English & Duma in the Atlanta area.
Kurt's ability to use his real world engineering expertise developed over ten years as an engineer and manufacturer in combination with his experience as a patent attorney gained over ten plus years allows him to provide practical engineering and legal advice that has paid dividends for his clients. For example, Kurt has been a named inventor on a number of patents himself (see Patent Samples-Named Inventor for examples). Also, his solo practice that is focused on patent application preparation, filing and prosecution as well as other patent issues allows him to provide the high quality work typical at larger IP law firms at a reasonable and competitive cost. Specific examples of his patent drafting skills may be found under the Patent Samples-Patent Drafting tab.
Kurt's technical and legal experience includes in a wide array of technical fields including mechanical (e.g. cable pullers, hole making and hand tools, molds, pipe couplings, steam generation systems, engines, storage cabinets, utility poles steps, hydraulics, conduit/pipe benders, earth moving equipment, seals), electrical test instruments, control systems, fiber optic test instruments, plastics and tire technologies, etc.
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor 2003
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
CALI award winner for highest grade in classes for Patent Law and Patent Office Practice
Graded onto Law Review
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
Graduated with College Honors and Member of Tau Beta Pi