Ken Springer is a Patent Attorney of the firm. Ken is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, having received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree with highest honors. He also holds an M.S.E.E. degree from the University of South Florida, and a Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.
Ken has extensive experience as a patent attorney in the electrical arts, having written and prosecuted numerous patent applications pertaining to semiconductors, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), digital video hardware and protocols, wireless communication systems, computer architectures, telecommunications networks, disk drives, business methods, and the Internet. Ken has advised large and small companies regarding patent protection, acquisition, and licensing strategies, and has conducted numerous patent and technology licensing negotiations to successful conclusion.
Prior to graduating from law school, Ken was a practicing electrical engineer during which time he designed radio frequency communication devices for commercial and defense industries, and managed a team of more than a dozen engineers and technicians in designing state-of-the-art microwave communications equipment. While a practicing engineer, Ken received two U.S. patents for inventions pertaining to acousto-optical devices. Ken also worked for several years in the broadcast industry, and has represented U.S. broadcasters in numerous international standard setting organizations, including chairing the U.S. delegation in CCIR meetings.
Ken is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bars and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.