Kevin Klughart is a patent attorney with a particular emphasis on patent preparation/prosecution in the electrical, electronic, semiconductor, and software technology fields.
Dr. Klughart’s technical background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with special emphasis on digital and software systems, Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University with a concentration in RF/microwave circuit design, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University specializing in low power integrated circuit (IC) design. Dr. Klughart’s legal training includes a Juris Doctor and Master of Intellectual Property degrees from Franklin Pierce Law Center and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University.
Dr. Klughart’s Ph.D. qualifying exams were taken in Electromagnetic Theory, Computer Architecture, and Analog Circuit Design, with graduate coursework also including analog CMOS/BiCMOS IC design, communications theory, data compression, speech DSP, microwave RF design and electromagnetic theory, digital computer architecture, neural networks, and advanced mathematics. Industry experience includes over 15 years as a software systems programmer and hardware design engineer involving a wide variety of analog, digital, and software systems, including senior positions as a software engineer and mixed-signal analog IC designer including employment at Mostek Corporation and Dallas Semiconductor.
Dr. Klughart is a Registered Professional Engineer in four states (CA,MA,NH,TX) and has in the past been one of 14 subject matter experts participating in the NCEES electrical engineering EPE exam preparation and review team. NCEES is responsible for generating and scoring exams that certify professional competence in a variety of engineering disciplines. These exams are a prerequisite for licensure as a Professional Engineer in all states and territories of the United States as well as some other countries. In this capacity Dr. Klughart was a subject matter expert in analog/digital circuit design & biomedical / microwave / computer / software engineering and lead chair in developing the NCEES PE exam in the Electrical Engineering Computer sub-discipline.
Dr. Klughart is a named inventor on ten U.S. patents and also an avid runner, cyclist, and swimmer. His hobbies include (among other things), welding in a variety of processes (SMAW/GTAW/GMAW/OXY) and lathe/mill machine metal work.
From Seed Sumo:“Kevin is one of the strongest IP attorneys in Texas.”