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My name is Kevin Rieffel. I am counsel with the consulting company TechPats. We can help with patent prosecution, IPRs and litigation, supporting expert witnesses, finding prior art, and investigating infringement, in various technologies. We do not offer legal services, but please contact us here with any questions on how we might be able to support, e.g., via our technological expertise or reverse engineering and functional testing.

I created Patent Riff mostly as a place to collect notes, news, commentary and practice pointers for my own future reference and recollection. I enjoy contributing to IP blogswebsites, and LinkedIn immensely, but some posts, articles, and insights require the immediacy of a personal site such as Patent Riff.

I am also an assistant coach for a 5-time state champion high school swimming team and a contest-winning basketball court designer.

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