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Robert F. Gazdzinski

Managing Attorney, Gazdzinski & Associates

Mr. Gazdzinski is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and has been admitted to the State Bars of California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He has also been admitted to United States District Courts for the Southern District of California, District of New Jersey, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Gazdzinski has a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Drexel University. Mr. Gazdzinski has also completed the Naval Nuclear Power Training program (comparable to a Master’s degree in nuclear engineering).

Prior to forming the Firm, Mr. Gazdzinski was associated with the law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson and Bear in San Diego, CA for several years. While at Knobbe Martens, Mr. Gazdzinski was responsible for domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution for a number of clients, as well as directing two patent evaluation and acquisition projects relating to a wide spectrum of technologies including asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 1149 JTAG, virtual private networking (VPN), speech recognition, IS-95, IS-54/136, GSM/PCS-1900, CDPD, IEEE 802.11 WLAN, Bluetooth, FHSS, ITU H.323, MPEG, and digital signal processing (DSP).  Mr. Gazdzinski also negotiated and drafted software licenses for a variety of clients.

Before joining Knobbe Martens, Mr. Gazdzinski was a senior nuclear engineer with Ogden Corporation, and a semiconductor research technician with IBM Corporation at Brookhaven National Laboratory (National Synchrotron Light Source) and East Fishkill, NY.  Mr. Gazdzinski also was an extern with the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, and worked as an operations assistant at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station.

Mr. Gazdzinski was also a Naval Officer assigned to nuclear submarines and naval intelligence for several years. He served on three U.S. nuclear submarines (USS La Jolla, USS James K. Polk, and USS Patrick Henry), and qualified as nuclear engineer officer, as well as qualifying in submarines (both gold and silver dolphins). He was also an officer instructor at the S8G (Trident) reactor prototype in New York.

Mr. Gazdzinski is an inventor on sixty-eight (68) issued U.S. Patents, and numerous pending applications. He has also published several works relating to intellectual property and various topics relating to nuclear engineering and electrical/electronics component aging, including SAND-96-0344, which is currently used by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a licensing standard for nuclear plant electrical components (see IEEE-Std. 1205-2000). He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Nuclear Society, and other professional organizations.

Mr. Gazdzinski was also co-founder and President of HoloWave Incorporated, developing next-generation holographic radio frequency communications technologies, and co-founder of Fusioneer Systems, Inc., aimed at developing micro-scale laser-based nuclear fusion technology. He was also the founder and CEO of NeutraScan Corporation, dealing with improved polymer aging evaluation techniques using subatomic particle activation.