Patent and IP Legal
Kirk Gottlieb is a principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science. Mr. Gottlieb counsels clients on patent-related matters, performs patent portfolio analyses, and prepares patent applications and non-infringement/invalidity opinions. He has supported patent litigations, conducted intellectual property due diligence analyses, and negotiated technology licensing transactions for clients in software, electronics, and semiconductor industries. He 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). Technology areas include: software, electronics, telecommunications, digital signal processing, image processing, power conversion and transmission, semiconductors (including 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.