Shareholder and Founder
Kurt received his B.A. in Philosophy from U.C. Berkeley in 1980, and his J.D. from Santa Clara University in 1986, where he served on the Law Review. Kurt has been working with technology and intellectual property driven companies for over 30 years. He spent his first 10 years in practice as a technology litigator, then shifted his focus to providing general corporate counsel, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, and technology-driven transactions. His changing interests led him to found Wilson Marshall & Taylor in 1995 in order to better focus on the type of clients he most enjoys working with – innovative and disruptive business creators.
An avid technologist, Kurt has a strong background in programming, software development, computer graphics, networking, semiconductors, SaaS and cloud based platforms, as well as hardware and medical devices. He has represented corporations, partnerships and LLCs, and individuals in a wide variety of acquisitions, divestitures, licensing transactions, joint venture and co-development activities, intellectual property development and protection, as well as serving as outside general counsel to numerous smaller companies.
On a personal note, Kurt was a founding director and past president of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and has served as a director, treasurer, and president of the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto. He is also the founder and lead guitarist of the Crosscut Saw Blues Band, a blues/rock band that plays benefits and other events to raise money for a wide range of charities and the public schools.
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