Kenneth Shurtz focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in the medical and mechanical arts.

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

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Hastings Intellectual Property & Cyber Law Society, Founder/Co-President (2008-2009)

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, an LGBT Bar Association

Human Rights Campaign

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (2009)
    cum laude, Cali and Witkin Award in Patent Law, Contracts Case Studies and Insurance Law, Hastings Business Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor
  • Wichita State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering (2001)
    cum laude, Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma

Bar Admissions

  • California (2009)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2010)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Ensuring our goals are aligned with those of our clients by understanding the clients' objectives, clearly communicating choices to the client, and providing innovative solutions to meet each client's needs.

Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA, 94111
t +1 415.273.4822