Richard Krukar's practice specializes in patent preparation, prosecution and litigation.  Dr. Krukar holds a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the electrical, electronics, image-processing, data-processing, software, computer hardware, semiconductor and electro-mechanical areas.  Dr. Krukar has also handled complex patent litigation.

Dr. Krukar was a development engineer and a software and computer systems manager with Accent Optical Technologies in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was co-founder of OpenLDAP, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the development and support of an open source software platform for the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Dr. Krukar was also a control systems engineer with the Lam Research Corporation of Fremont, California and a Member of Technical Staff with AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.  

Patent preparation and prosecution
Intellectual property portfolio development

Computer hardware and software   
Analog/digital electronics

Bar Admissions
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

J.D., Concord University School of Law, 2004

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico, 1993

M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1987

B.U.S. University of New Mexico, 1984