Experienced across wide-ranging technologies, Kirk Gottlieb excels in patent prosecution, opinion work, and business-savvy patent portfolio development and management advice.

Kirk prosecutes electrical engineering and computer science patents, counsels clients on patent-related matters, performs patent portfolio analyses, and prepares patent applications and noninfringement and invalidity opinions.

He is an integral member of Fish & Richardson's patent litigation practice, advising on technologies and offering opinions regarding patentability and infringement. Clients in the software, electronics, and semiconductor industries frequently call on Kirk to conduct intellectual property due diligence analyses and to negotiate technology licensing transactions.

Kirk’s technology experience includes:

  • Software
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Digital signal processing
  • Image processing
  • Power conversion and transmission
  • Semiconductor 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

Kirk was a judicial extern for the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire (1996-1997), and a member of the technical staff of Rockwell International’s space systems division (1989-1994), where he was a guidance, navigation, and control engineer on various high-profile programs, including GPS, space shuttle, and strategic defense systems.