Kirk M. Nuzum focuses his practice on Intellectual Property law with an emphasis on mechanical technologies, and has experience in managing both large and small patent portfolios.
Kirk's practice includes all aspects of client counseling in the patent field including United States and foreign patent prosecution, patent searches, patentability opinions, validity and infringement opinions, pre-litigation assessments, clearance investigations and re-design evaluations.
On behalf of his clients, Kirk has handled appeals, re-examinations and other proceedings before the United States Patent Office. Kirk's technology areas are directed primarily toward the mechanical arts and include electromechanical systems, medical devices, medical appliances and products, drilling equipment, oil and gas recovery systems, telecommunication equipment, LED light bulbs, alternative energy systems including wind and solar systems, computer networking devices, water treatment and recovery systems, and business and manufacturing methods.
Kirk was an associate with Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the United States focusing exclusively on intellectual property, until its lawyers and other professionals joined Buchanan in 2005.
Kirk is affiliated with the San Diego office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, but resides and maintains a home office in the San Francisco Bay area.
University of Tulsa, J.D., 1989, Energy Law Journal
Colorado School of Mines, B.S., 1986, Petroleum Engineering
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association Section of International Law
American Intellectual Property Law Association