Mr. Kurt J. Fugman
Law Office of Kurt J. Fugman LLC
Kurt has a unique combination of training and experience in both the legal and engineering arenas. Consequently, he is especially able to help with any patent or other IP needs that you might have. Kurt has worked for FORTUNE 500 companies such as Textron, Michelin and Caterpillar in a variety of technical and legal roles while also spending time at law firms such as the well-known IP boutique of Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery located in downtown Chicago and the law firm of Taylor, English & Duma in the Atlanta area.
Kurt's ability to use his real world engineering expertise developed over ten years as an engineer and manufacturer in combination with his experience as a patent attorney gained over ten plus years allows him to provide practical engineering and legal advice that has paid dividends for his clients. For example, Kurt has been a named inventor on a number of patents himself (see Patent Samples-Named Inventor for examples). Also, his solo practice that is focused on patent application preparation, filing and prosecution as well as other patent issues allows him to provide the high quality work typical at larger IP law firms at a reasonable and competitive cost. Specific examples of his patent drafting skills may be found under the Patent Samples-Patent Drafting tab.
Kurt's technical and legal experience includes in a wide array of technical fields including mechanical (e.g. cable pullers, hole making and hand tools, molds, pipe couplings, steam generation systems, engines, storage cabinets, utility poles steps, hydraulics, conduit/pipe benders, earth moving equipment, seals), electrical test instruments, control systems, fiber optic test instruments, plastics and tire technologies, etc.
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Chicago, IL
- Juris Doctor 2003
- Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
- CALI award winner for highest grade in classes for Patent Law and Patent Office Practice
- Graded onto Law Review
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
- B.S.M.E. 1994
- Mechanical Engineering
- Graduated with College Honors and Member of Tau Beta Pi
Responsive, very knowledgeable, helpful - and all in a short time!
I would recommend Kurt.
Quality and Integrity
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Fugman several years ago at a large company in the southeast. I found him to be very proficient, courteous, and innovative. He is an excellent draftsman of patents, both domestic and international. And, with his approachable demeanor, he made the work environment very relaxed and comfortable. His ability to bring innovative ideas and procedures to the table was something not possessed by all at the company. I would recommend hiring Mr. Fugman for any intellectual property needs. His passion and dedication to providing quality work is outstanding. ~ Barbara
Detailed protection tailored to each application.
As an intellectual property drafting company specializing in patent and trademark illustrations we at Drafting INK have worked with Mr. Fugman for years. Over those years we have provided numerous patent drawings to help complete the significant number of applications Kurt has filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, The PCT and other individual foreign countries. It is our experience throughout this time that Kurt approaches each project with the same zeal and determination as the last, Turning his considerable knowledge and years of experience toward providing his clients the absolute best possible coverage for their invention. His attention to the details of each application is impeccable, ultimately leading to rock solid coverage of each invention. His confidence in his abilities to secure a patent and his ability to thoroughly understand each client's idea(s) and then comprehensively write about the invention, all lead to a feeling of security for his clients. These attributes and his congenial demeanor culminate in an attorney who is focused on securing his clients the best protection possible and who is also easy to work with.
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