Kurt Buechle has over fifteen years of patent law experience in the life sciences, chemistry, and electromechanical devices. This broad experience includes patent preparation, prosecution, global portfolio management, due diligence, contracts, negotiations, technology transfer, litigation, and opinions. His intellectual property practice has also included trademark, trade secret, and copyright law. Beyond intellectual property law, he also has a deep understanding of FDA regulatory law including the regulatory approval process for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics. Mr. Buechle has represented a diverse array of clients in technical areas including, for example, biotechnology, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, biologics, therapeutics, medical diagnostics, polymers, material science, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, medical devices, optics, circuits, displays, and software. His client representation has included large corporations, small companies, start-ups, individual inventors, non-profit foundations, universities, and the federal government. Client counseling has involved extensive interaction with inventors, in-house counsel, and management. Clients appreciate his consistent dedication, close attention to detail, clear explanations, creative problem solving, and understanding of their business and industry focus. One of Mr. Buechle’s best skills is organizing and communicating information to clients as it relates to patent portfolios, due diligence investigations, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and research and development strategies. Prior to joining Jones Robb, Mr. Buechle worked at another Northern Virginia intellectual property law firm for six years, and before that at a general practice D.C. law firm. He began his law practice in Chicago, where he spent over five years at two prominent intellectual property boutique firms. Before practicing law, Mr. Buechle had many years of hands-on laboratory research experience as both an undergraduate and a graduate student in scientific disciplines including organic chemistry, enzymology, molecular biology, cell culture, protein purification, X-ray crystallography, immunology, and nutrition.