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Background

Kirk Gottlieb is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science. Mr. Gottlieb counsels clients on patent-related matters, performs patent portfolio analyses, and prepares patent applications and non-infringement/invalidity opinions. He has supported patent litigations, conducted intellectual property due diligences, and negotiated technology licensing transactions for clients in software, electronics, and semiconductor industries. He was a judicial extern for Judge Steven J. McAuliffe, United States District Court, District of New Hampshire (1996-1997), and a Member of the Technical Staff, Rockwell International, Space Systems Division (1989-1994).

Technology areas include: software, electronics, telecommunications, digital signal processing, image processing, power conversion and transmission, semiconductors (including devices, equipment, and processes), optics, lasers, databases, networking, location-based services, wireless systems and devices, security systems and devices, encryption, search engines, Instant Messaging, and digital rights management.

Education

J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center 1997


LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center
Intellectual Property


M.S., University of Southern California 1994
Electrical Engineering


B.S., California State University 1989
Electrical Engineering
Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1998
  • California 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California