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 companies for over 20 years, spending his first 10 years in practice as a technology litigator, and then shifting his focus to providing general corporate counsel, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, and technology-driven transactions.
An avid technologist, Kurt has a strong background in software, computer graphics, semiconductors, and hardware devices. He has represented both corporations and individuals in a wide variety of acquisitions, divestitures, licensing, joint venture and co-development activities, 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 currently serves as a director and treasurer of The Ecumenical Hunger Program (www.ehpcares.org) in East Palo Alto. He is also the founder and lead guitarist of 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.