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Richard F. Kurz

Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151
Telephone: 212-588-0800
Facsimile: 212-588-0500

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  • Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property Employment and Assignment Contracts
  • Scientific Areas
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Richard Kurz's practice includes intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Mr. Kurz's litigation experience includes enforcing intellectual property rights stemming from employment-related and assignment contracts, as well as patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act for pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, Mr. Kurz maintains an active patent prosecution docket, assisting clients in technical fields including engineered fabrics, computer hardware, and medical diagnostic equipment.


Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP [Associate]2010 - Present

Mr. Kurz's litigation experience includes fact and expert discovery, motion practice (including case dispositive motions), subpoenas, and appellate briefs for intellectual property and patent cases. Additionally, his practice includes prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications.

Temple-Inland, Inc. 1990 - 2007

[Electrical Manager]

Mr. Kurz was on the project teams that designed and built four "greenfield" composite panel manufacturing plants that produced, respectively, medium density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, gypsum wallboard, and cement fiberboard. As a result, he has extensive experience with various types of materials processing machinery, packaging machinery, gas- and wood-fired boilers, power distribution equipment, process control, instrumentation, motor control, and industrial construction.

[Electrical Engineer]

Mr. Kurz worked in a corporate engineering group which managed the modernizations of several manufacturing plants. This led to experience working with process control software, databases, systems integration, local area networks, power distribution, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), servo control, hydraulic control, process instrumentation, sensors, AC/DC variable speed drives, motors, SCADA, and HMIs.

[Manufacturing Manager and Production Manager]

Mr. Kurz was responsible for all aspects of manufacturing in a composite panel production facility, in which he gained experience with materials processing, Six Sigma, industrial maintenance, accounting, quality assurance, human resources, and facilities management.


B.S. Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1990 J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as the University of New Hampshire School of Law), 2010 (Cum Laude) Editor-in-Chief, IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review

  • Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Bar Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Other Memberships

American Bar Association
New York City Bar
International Society of Automation (ISA)