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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 mechanical technologies, including semiconductor fabrication, biomedical devices, home goods, and others, as well as 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. 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.


  • Patent prosecution
  • Drafting patent applications
  • Negotiating allowability



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • 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


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


  • 法務博士, Northeastern University School of Law
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Trinity College
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • French, Basic Conversation