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Kevin P. Rizzuto

Partner

Overview

Kevin provides clients with strategic patent protection through the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for computer and electrical technologies.

His counsel is informed by his technical training as a computer engineer and by insights gained from his work as a patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

 

Kevin’s focus includes:

  • Developing patent strategies that effectively and efficiently protect new technological advances
  • Helping clients minimize patent infringement risks when developing new products

Kevin has considerable experience in the electrical and computer arts, including:

  • Embedded control systems and software including various sensing technologies for motorized devices amd industrial systems
  • Antenna noise mitigation and amplification circuitry for wireless telecommunication devices
  • LTE network base station and user equipment communication and resource utilization
  • Integration of Internet of Things (IoT) wireless control and monitoring functionality with portable consumer electronic devices and software
  • Brushless motor control and structural design

Experience

Notable successes include:

  • Providing a consumer product client a strategic patent application filing strategy for platform-wide software and user interface features to integrate Internet of Things (IoT) technology into product lines
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications for various technologies of a large telecommunications client

    • Representing a client launching a product incorporating local device authentication for interchangeable components to reduce risks of counterfeit devices. Kevin and his team provided strategic design advice to reduce infringement risks.

  • Obtaining patent protection for hardware and software aspects of embedded control systems in various client industries including the mining industry, medical imaging industry, high-speed microscope industry and renewable energy industry

Prior to joining Michael Best, Kevin worked as a patent examiner for the USPTO, where he focused on computer architecture and instruction processing, such as scalar, superscalar, multi-core and array processors, as well as instruction pipelines and branch prediction.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association

Education

Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic
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