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Our attorneys offer an unusual depth of scientific expertise and practical research experience, which allows them to understand complex technologies at a fundamental level. Their legal experience encompasses patent litigation and technology transactions in addition to patent prosecution and related counseling.

Our attorneys share a passion for, and take pride in, delivering patent services of exceptional quality to our clients, and devote significant efforts to keep themselves at the leading edge of the rapidly changing case law in patent-related areas.

Kurt Rauschenbach, Ph. D.
Founding Partner

Kurt has over seventeen years of experience in high technology patent prosecution and related counseling in a wide array of technical fields that encompass electrical engineering, computer science, applied physics, and medical technologies. He offers particular depth of expertise in integrated optics, semiconductors, electronics, computers, and microwave technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Prior to founding the Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLP in 2000, Kurt was a patent attorney in the intellectual property department of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, Boston (1994-2000), at which he held significant supervisory responsibilities. Previously, he was a Technology Specialist in the patent departments at Fish & Neave, New York City (1992-1993), and Allegretti & Witcoff, Ltd. (1992).

In addition to patent prosecution, Kurt has substantial experience counseling clients regarding technology transfers, negotiating and drafting license agreements, and evaluating intellectual property for acquisitions.

Kurt has over a decade of research and work experience at the nation’s premier research centers and academic institutions. Kurt conducted research in electrical engineering and computer science at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Technical Staff, 1987-1992), Cornell University (Research Assistant, 1983-1987), and AT&T Bell Laboratories (Technical Staff, 1982-1983). He was a consulting scientist in the quantum electronics group at the Hughes Aircraft Research Laboratories (1986-1987).

During his scientific career, Kurt authored over thirty technical publications in disciplines including microwave electronics, semiconductor lasers, integrated optics, photonics, and quantum electronics.

Kurt is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the National Electrical Engineering Honor Society and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He is the inventor of three issued U.S. patents relating to electronics and lasers. Kurt is admitted to the Massachusetts bar, and is registered to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.