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Years of hands-on experience combined with life-long education makes for one powerful resource. Kenneth Kutzer is that kind of resource, with years of project management, contract administration, engineering, design, and legal education and experience to his credit.

Kenneth is "Of Counsel" to the BLK Law Group. His expertise in electrical engineering is critical in reviewing invention disclosures, prior art, patents, and patent applications that describe electrical devices. His knowledge of contracts and claims helps companies avoid costly litigation by preventing problems before they arise.

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University
J.D., Duquesne University
25 years experience in contract administration

Relevant Experience:
Kenneth earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1969 and earned his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in 1974. Kenneth effectively used this strong educational background in a 35-year career with Union Switch & Signal, Inc. (US&S), a world leader in signaling and controls for the transportation industry. He spent five years designing electrical systems. He moved into project management and became responsible for all facets of major commercial contracts, at which time he developed an abiding interest in the legal and contractual concerns of project management. His expertise and skill in interpreting contracts and specifications, ensuring compliance to the specifications, negotiating and drafting subcontracts, and preparing and negotiating contract claims led to a promotion to Manager of Contract Administration.

Two years later, Kenneth was entrusted with the management and administration responsibility of approximately $100 million worth of contracts, and his success in this led to his promotion to Director of the Wayside Engineering division of the company. In addition to this role, Kenneth was appointed to head up the Disclosure Review Committee (DRC), the body responsible for making decisions regarding all of the company's intellectual property. The DRC would determine which inventions had commercial potential meriting patent protection, which patented inventions, trademarks and service marks were still relevant and in need of continued protection and how to reward inventors for their contributions to the company product line.


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