Kurt Maschoff is a founding member of the firm, and practices law specializing in patent prosecution and counseling.  He has a particular interest in financial services, cryptography, telecommunications, medical device and semiconductor technologies.

Earlier, Mr. Maschoff was Vice President and Patent Counsel of Visa International Service Association, an international financial services company, where he was responsible for patent procurement, litigation, and licensing matters. In addition, Mr. Maschoff has worked as a patent prosecution associate at the law firm of Townsend & Townsend & Crew.

Kurt has a particular interest in financial services, cryptography, telecommunications, medical device and semiconductor technologies. Prior to law school, Mr. Maschoff served in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain at the Space Systems Division where he managed the technical development of a mobile satellite control station. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 1993, where he was an Associate Editor of the Oregon Law Review. He has spoken frequently to Bar Associations and other groups on the topics of patent licensing, patent prosecution, and patent asset management. Mr. Maschoff is admitted to the bar in Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, and California and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Counsel, Walker Digital Corporation
  • Vice President and Patent Counsel, VISA
  • Associate, Townsend & Townsend & Crew
  • Captain, U.S. Air Force


Practices

Education

  • University of Oregon
    J.D., 1993
    Editor - Oregon Law Review
  • New Mexico State University
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1985

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Professional Activities

  • A.I.P.L.A.
  • A.I.P.P.I.

Government Service

  • Captain, USAF 1986-1991