1. State Bar of California
  2. U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  3. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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  • J.D., Concord University School of Law, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of New Mexico, 1993
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1987
  • B.U.S. University of New Mexico, 1984

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Richard Krukar

Richard Krukar’s practice specializes in patent preparation, prosecution and litigation.  Dr. Krukar holds a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the electrical, electronics, image-processing, data-processing, software, computer hardware, semiconductor and electro-mechanical areas.  Dr. Krukar has also handled complex patent litigation.

Dr. Krukar was a development engineer and a software and computer systems manager with Accent Optical Technologies in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was co-founder of OpenLDAP, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the development and support of an open source software platform for the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Dr. Krukar was also a control systems engineer with the Lam Research Corporation of Fremont, California and a Member of Technical Staff with AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.


  • Electrical/Electronic
  • Electro-mechanical
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductors
  • Analog/digital electronics
  • Nanotechnology

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