Kenneth Shurtz P.E.

Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA USA 94111


Ken focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in the field of medical devices and the mechanical arts. He has considerable experience with advanced prosecution, vetting and defending portfolios for financing and M/A diligence, drafting opinions, inter partes review (IPR), and supporting litigation.

Prior to joining the legal profession, Ken was a mechanical engineer for a Silicon Valley high technology company where he designed and implemented remediation systems to address environmentally-impacted soil and ground water. Ken was also a mechanical and environmental engineer for URS Corporation and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) with the state of California.

Ken’s technical focus includes surgical robotic manipulators and instruments and associated control schemes; catheter-based deployment systems; surgical implants, including aneurysm grafts, gastrointestinal anchors, and mitral valve implants; and radiosurgery systems, including rapid radiation therapies, gantry-mounted linear accelerators, diagnostics, imaging and tracking systems. Ken also has extensive experiences in various types of mechanical systems and associated software, including smart watches, health monitoring devices, diagnostic processing and manufacturing equipment.


University of California, Hastings College of the Law J.D. (2009) cum laude, CALI/Witkin Awards in Patent Law, Contracts Case Studies and Insurance Law, Hastings Business Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor

Wichita State University B.S. (2001) Mechanical Engineering, cum laude


California (2009)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2010)

Professional & Community Activities

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association

ALRP (AIDS Legal Referral Panel), Board Member (2014-present)

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