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Brett A. Krueger



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

News & Resources


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 and autonomous mobile robots, automation, medical devices, optical devices, software for autonomous robots, machine automation, internet applications, mobile devices, and cloud computing, and apparel.

  • Manages client patent portfolios U.S. and worldwide
  • Advises clients ranging from large companies to start-ups and independent inventors
  • 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


  • 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
  • Worked as a senior software engineer at Netflix providing information management systems and internet applications

News & Resources




  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2013-2016
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Recognized as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" for 2012