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Kurt M Rylander

Patent application Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 25 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Oregon - OR 29 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kurt

Learn Kurt’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    30%
    As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Rylander's patent practice includes drafting domestic and international patent applications and prosecution. He has prepared and prosecuted applications for patents in areas such as mechanical objects, software methods, electrical circuit boards, manufacturing methods, chemical objects and processes, chemical compositions, board games, electrical games and toys, explosive devices, motor vehicle apparatuses, and medical and dental instruments, among others.

    24 years, 400 cases

  2. Copyright infringement
    20%
    Mr. Rylander's copyright practice covers all aspects of copyright registration and enforcement. He aims at securing the greatest protection, regardless of the medium and form that it takes. Mr. Rylander has conducted suits for copyright infringement against numerous defendants, including the United States and private corporations, covering numerous areas of original expressions, such as paintings, software (structure, interactivity, and graphics), among others.

    24 years, 20 cases

  3. Litigation
    20%
    He has tried numerous jury trials to verdict as lead trial attorney. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases for patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and unfair competition, as well as government contract cases and general litigation in Federal courts. He has secured preliminary injunctions against infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and against hiring of key personnel pursuant to noncompetition and trade secret provisions.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Trademark application
    20%
    Mr. Rylander's trademark practice includes preparation, submission, and prosecution of applications for State and Federal trademark protection, as well as the conduct of appeals, and cancellation and opposition proceedings in Federal Courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    24 years, 260 cases

  5. Intellectual property
    10%
    Mr. Rylander helps clients protect their intellectual property in whatever form it takes, whether invention, unique look, unique logo or name, confidential information, creative expression, industrial design. His representation includes patents, trademark and trade dress registrations, copyright registrations, contracts assigning work for hire ownership, protecting against unfair competition and protecting trade secrets, as well as contract due diligence and review for mergers and acquisitions.

    24 years, 700 cases

Mr. Rylander is an experienced trial attorney and a registered patent attorney. He handles all aspects of intellectual property representation. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Rylander prepares and prosecutes applications for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. His patent practice includes both domestic and international applications and prosecution. He also handles intellectual property suits in Federal courts, before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also argued before the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Rylander regularly appears in State and Federal courts, at the trial level, and at the appellate level.

 

A native of the Pacific Northwest, after receiving his juris doctor with honors and serving on law review, Mr. Rylander practiced law for a number of years in Washington DC, where he handled commercial, regulatory, constitutional, and intellectual property law suits against the Federal Government and private entities.  He recently succeeded in winning an appeal on behalf of a client before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the precedential and widely reported case, Campbell Pet Co. v. Miale et al., _ F.3d _ (Fed. Cir. 2008).

 

He has tried numerous jury trials to verdict as lead trial attorney. He has thousands of court appearances on behalf of clients. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases for patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and unfair competition, as well as government contract cases and general litigation in Federal courts. He has secured preliminary injunctions against patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and against hiring of key personnel pursuant to noncompetition and trade secret provisions.

 

He has prosecuted patent applications in the mechanical, chemical, material science, business, software, electrical circuit, and manufacturing arts, among others. He has conducted successful patent appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). He is one of the few patent practitioners to handle a Section 146 civil action in District Court to review (and successfully reverse) a priority interference decision by the BPAI. He has prosecuted trademark applications and successfully handled trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB).

 

He has spoken in the U.S. Capitol for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, re-broadcast on CSPAN, and conducted seminars for public and private entities. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, which have been published by the New York University School of Law and the American Bar Association, among others. He has coached high school mock trial teams and served as a mock trial judge for high school competitions. He has conducted CLEs on government contracting, intellectual property, corporate record keeping, and ethical dilemmas. He is a regular guest lecturer at Washington State University on Negotiation and the Law. He served as Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit from the Western District of Washington. He currently serves Trustee of the Clark County Bar Association, Chair of the Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee for Clark County, Washington, and he has been a past Chair of the CLE Committee for Clark County, Washington. Mr. Rylander is a member of Rotary and served as Chair of the 2008 Festival of Trees Teddy Bear Carnival Committee.

 

Mr. Rylander has a black belt in ju jutsu, is a marathon runner and a triathlete. He recently completed the Reykjavik, Iceland Marathon.

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Contact Kurt

Rylander & Associates PC
406 W. 12th Street
Vancouver, WA, 98660-2801

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2012
PATENT processing
Kurt is extremely sharp, prompt and to the point. He is also upfront and in my case was affordable compared to others.
Posted by John | October 15, 2008
Trademark registration and dispute
Kurt helped me get my trademarks registered at both the state and national level. When we had a dispute over who owned the trademark, Kurt pursued it very diligently. Eventually we won the battle. Later, when I sold the company, Kurt helped get all of the intellectual property rights moved across properly
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2008
CEO Oasis Diagnostics
Kurt has been very helpful in guiding my Company in the filing, upgrading, expansion and litigation of our intellectual property. Kurt is both enthusiatic about what he does and very knowledgeable about what he does. He is very protective of his clients' IP and I would have no hesitation in recommending Kurt to cleints looking for a good Patent Counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2008
Client Review
I've always been impressed with Kurt's professionalism and knowledge. I would gladly recommend his services.

Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rylander & Associates PC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Martin & Rylander PC, Washington, DC
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Riley & Artabane PC, Washington DC
  • 1994 - 1997
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • J.D. cum laude
  • 1994
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • B.A.
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • iMerge Advisors v. TestudoData et al.
  • Representing the defendant, Kurt successfully got all claims against defendant dismissed and attorneys fees of over $150,000 awarded to his client
  • Perfect Company v. Adaptics, USDC. W.D. Wash.
  • After a Markman claim construction hearing, the Court adopted constructions proposed by Mr. Rylander
  • Custom Auto Interiors, Inc. v. Custom RV Interiors, Inc., Court of Appeals of Washington, Division II
  • Success. Reversed and vacated TRO
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Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • WSBA Section on Litigation
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Registered Foreign Patent Attorney
  • 2000 - Present
  • WSBA Section on Intellectual Property
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Nominating Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Appointed to Magistrate Review Panel
  • US District Court, Western District of Washington
  • 2010
  • President
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Trustee
  • Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington
  • 2009
  • Chair, Superior Court Bench Bar Committee
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Treasurer
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Trustee
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Special Appointment-Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • 2008
  • Chair, CLE Committee
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Chair, Superior Court Bench Bar Committee
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • 2004
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • Oregon Fall Mock Trial Demonstration
  • 2001
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude honors
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1994
  • Am. Jur. Award for Excellence in Conflict of Laws
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1994
  • Law Review Writing Contest Winner
  • Law Review of Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1993
  • Law Review Member
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1993
  • Dean's Fellowship for Excellence in Academics
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Vancouver Business Journal
  • Inconceivable!
  • 2013
  • Vancouver Business Journal
  • A Rose By Any Other Name
  • 2013
  • Vancouver Business Journal
  • Common Product Development Mistakes
  • 2012
  • Vancouver Business Journal
  • Patents on a Purse String
  • 2012
  • Vancouver Business Journal
  • Innovation Financing Security
  • 2011
  • WSTLA Trial News
  • Inventors' Rights Act of 1999 Gives Inventors New Weapon
  • 2000
  • Vancouver Bar Journal
  • Protecting Your Invention,
  • 2000
  • American Environmental Laboratory
  • A Review Of Federal Laboratory Credentials
  • 1995
  • The Federal Lawyer
  • Is This The End Of Federal Minority Contracting?,
  • 1995
  • New York University School of Law Environmental Law Journal
  • Saving a Disappearing Exemption to CERCLA Liability,
  • 1995
  • ABA Public Contract Law Journal
  • Scanwell Plus: Challenging Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State University, Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2018
  • iTech Preparatory Academy
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • 2018
  • Washington State University, Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2017
  • Washington State University, Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2016
  • Washington State University, Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2015
  • Business Administration Class
  • IP Law for Business Majors
  • 2014
  • IP Academy
  • IP Law
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Legal Ethics related to IP Trolling
  • 2013
  • Capital Access Series
  • Protecting IP
  • 2013
  • Graphic Design Class
  • Q&A with an IP Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Clark County PubTalk
  • IP Update
  • 2012
  • Washington State University, Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2011
  • Washington State University, Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2010
  • Washington State University Business Negotiation Class
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2009
  • Lewis & Clark Law School Graduate Fellows Program
  • Business Development Basics
  • 2009
  • Ethical Dilemmas for the Practicing Lawyer
  • Ethical Dilemmas-Litigation
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Litigation Bootcamp
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Lincoln on Professionalism
  • 2009
  • CCBA Roast of Judge Robert Harris
  • Life and Times of Judge Robert Harris
  • 2009
  • Washington State University Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • An Interview with U.S. District Court Judge Marsha J. Pechman
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • A Selective Comparison fo State and Federal Civil Practice in Washington
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Ethical Dilemmas for the Practicing Lawyer-In House Counsel
  • 2008
  • Camp Invention
  • Inventions and Patents
  • 2008
  • Washington State University Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2007
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Law Firm Practice Management
  • 2007
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Ethical Dilemmas for the Practicing Lawyer-Use of Experts
  • 2007
  • Washington State University Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Corporate Record Keeping for Fun and Profit
  • 2006
  • Washington State University Business Department
  • Negotiation and the Law
  • 2005
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Overview of Intellectual Property
  • 2005
  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Conference at the Capitol
  • Adarand and its Impact on Minority Owned Government Contractors
  • 1995
  • Oneida Business Round Table
  • Adarand and the Impact on Minority Owned Government Contractors
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Kurt when I served on the CCBA Board. I was impressed with his leadership, organization and the tenacious work that he undertook in the interests of the CCBA. It is clear that Kurt brings these same qualities to the representation of his clients. When it comes to intellectual property, patents, and trademark work in Clark County the only name on our firm referral list is Kurt Rylander."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kurt is a very fine lawyer. Very intelligent and very friendly. He always has a smile and does not hesitate to answer questions. He is a frequent speaker at our CLE's and I enjoy his wit and humor. It is always nice, when the lawyer is also a nice guy and a friend."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kurt is a lawyer's lawyer. He knows the law better than most attorneys, he considers all sides of the issues, and he offers objective and clear advise. His clients benefit greatly from working with one of the best lawyers I know who also happens to be a business owner, a great family man, and an aggressive trial attorney."
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