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Brett A. Krueger

Partner

Education

University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
  • (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
  • cum laude; Merit Scholar; Robert Benson Scholar
  • Germeshausen Center Newsletter, Editor
Stanford University, M.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering with a Bioengineering Option
  • with high honors
University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham, England
  • Mechanical Engineering

Prior Employment

  • Fish & Richardson P.C., Patent Attorney, 2005-2010
  • Patent Bar Review Institute LLC, Founder and President, 2003-2005
  • Krueger Technologies, Co-Founder and Partner, 1999-2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Boston Patent Law Association

Overview
Experience
News & Resources
Honors

Overview

Mr. Krueger is an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience counseling clients on identifying, evaluating, procuring, enforcing and licensing intellectual property rights as well as the avoidance of infringement risks. He counsels clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups and concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and opinions in the areas of: mechanical engineering, robotics, autonomous vehicles and mobile platforms, automation, medical devices, optical devices, software, internet applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, distributed systems (hardware and software), and apparel.

  • Manages client patent portfolios U.S. and worldwide
  • Advises clients ranging from large companies to start-ups
  • Hands-on engineering experience in enterprise software development and in automated/robotic systems (hardware and software)
    • Drive systems
    • Navigation systems
    • Sensor systems
  • Assists clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent portfolio development, patent prosecution, trademarks, trade secrets, clearance and freedom-to-operate studies, patentability searches, and intellectual property due diligence
  • Renders legal opinions on patent validity and/or patent non-infringement
  • Frequently provides intellectual property seminars and presentations to educate clients

Experience

  • Worked as an engineer for many years before becoming a patent attorney, gaining a diverse set of technological experiences
  • Worked as a mechanical engineer in the areas of machine automation and particle accelerators at companies, including IBM, Applied Materials and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Worked as a software engineer at Incyte Genomics providing software solutions for machine automation and robotics
  • Worked as a senior software engineer at Netflix providing information management systems, content management systems and internet applications
  • Co-founded a technology company, where he:
    • Developed automated systems (hardware and software) for DNA liquid handling and preparatory processes
    • Developed three-axis gantry systems using linear motors, servo motors and stepper motors
    • Developed stepper motor board software solutions
    • Developed enterprise software solutions that allow scientists to create and execute automated experiments

News & Resources

News

Publications

Honors

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2013-2016
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Recognized as an "Up and Coming" lawyer, 2012