Kurt Pankratz is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses his practice on patent and trade secret issues. Mr. Pankratz devotes a substantial portion of his practice to resolving intellectual property disputes, from pre-litigation investigations and negotiations through all phases of trial. He has handled many dozens of cases around the country and has obtained jury verdicts for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Pankratz also has extensive experience facilitating business transactions and settlements involving intellectual property. He regularly drafts and negotiates complex agreements.
Mr. Pankratz has helped strategically craft and implement intellectual property protection programs for companies ranging in size from small start-ups to multinational corporations. He has personally drafted and filed over one hundred applications across diverse technologies and now actively assists clients with developing and managing patent portfolios.
Before attending law school, Mr. Pankratz worked as an engineer designing and implementing secure networked systems in conjunction with several government projects.