Welcoming New Sponsor Rick Kosakowski (Ware Fressola Maguire & Barber LLP)

New RVI Sponsor, Rick Kosakowski

New RVI Sponsor, Rick Kosakowski

Please welcome new sponsor Rick Kosakowski (Ware Fressola Maguire & Barber LLP) to RVI!

Rick Kosakowski is a registered patent attorney with 30 years of Intellectual Property legal experience working in law firms and at various business units of United Technologies, including being Chief IP Counsel at Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Sundstrand.  Prior to that, Rick worked for 10 years as an engineer and technician.  Currently, he is a Partner at the Connecticut boutique IP law firm of Ware, Fressola, Maguire & Barber LLP.

Rick counsels clients in all aspects of IP law, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights.  He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign patent applications in a wide range of technology areas for clients including IBM.  Rick also focuses on emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain, IoT and Cybersecurity.  Many inventions in these technologies and in more traditional technologies are embodied in software, which is of significant current interest given the recent case law involving subject matter eligibility for obtaining patents on these inventions.  Rick helps clients navigate through this rapidly-developing area of law and secure patent protection for their software-based inventions.

Rick earned both his law degree and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Western New England College.  He is a mentor with Valley Venture Mentors.  Rick resides in East Longmeadow with his wife, Nancy. To learn more about Rick, check out his LinkedIn profile here.