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Kevin McCusker

Patent Attorney

With a Ph.D. in physics and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, Kevin McCusker applies his knowledge of electrical engineering and physics-related technology to IP matters in areas including computer networking, computer security, autonomous driving, wireless technology including millimeter wave,  optical measurements, and quantum computing.


Kevin advises clients on a range of patent-related issues, including patent prosecution, IP due diligence, and patent litigation. Kevin has expertise in all aspects of patent prosecution, including extensive experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.


Prior to joining Alliance IP, Kevin was a patent attorney at an AmLaw 100 firm. After obtaining his Ph.D., Kevin worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. His graduate and postdoctoral research focused on quantum information and quantum optics, in both fiber and free space, with applications to quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and telecommunications. His work has been published in several scientific journals, including Physical Review Letters and the Journal of Modern Optics.


J.D., Indiana University McKinney School of Law, summa cum laude

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois

B.S. in Physics, University of Notre Dame

B.S. in Computer Engineering, University of Notre Dame


State Bar of Indiana

United States Patent and Trademark Office

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