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Kristopher Reichlen is a registered patent attorney experienced in patent application drafting and prosecution, as well as freedom to operate opinions for a broad array of software technologies including networking and wireless communications, computer programming, machine learning and artificial intelligence, audio-visual broadcasting and encoding-decoding, and autonomous driving for a variety of large high-tech companies, as well as for a broad array of mechanical technologies, including semiconductor fabrication, biomedical devices, home goods, and others. He argues appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal board regarding both patent eligibility and patentability, including rejections concerning abstract ideas.

Prior to practicing law, Kris was a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he focused on mechanical, electrical and optical technologies to achieve high quality claims for allowance and defended examination decisions on appeal regarding novelty and obviousness decisions.

  • Legal
    • Intellectual property counsel
    • Prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications
    • Patent portfolio management
  • Technical
    • FinTech, including financial engineering based on AI and machine learning, trading platforms, infrastructure, and decentralized ledgers
    • AI and machine learning, such as training and applications of various types of neural network models for object detection and tracking, object recognition, image segmentation, data forecasting, facial recognition and tracking, predictive diagnostics, feature engineering, among others.
    • Electronic health care, including electronic patient data tracking and processing, resource utilization, HIPAA-compliant medical data modeling via synthetic data and visualization
    • Big Data and database management based on AI and machine learning
    • Enterprise and cloud computing, including enterprise cyber-security technologies
    • Networking and wireless communications
    • Signal processing and optimization
    • Optics including laser imaging technologies
    • Smart home devices
    • Wearable devices, medical devices and software-as-a-medical device
    • Audio-visual broadcasting and encoding-decoding
    • Cyber-security and autonomous driving



  • MITx Intro to Computer Science and Programming, 2016
  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2014-2017
  • Legal Intern, IBM, 2013-2014
  • Intern, Suffolk Superior Court, 2012-2013
  • Intern, Boston Police Department, 2012
  • Intern, U.S. Department of Transportation: The Volpe Center, 2010-2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Boston Bar Association, 2014-Present


  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Trinity College, 2011
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office