Leonid Kravets, esq. is an associate patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Kravets focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactional law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, preparing patentability and infringement opinions, conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations and providing litigation support for patent cases. Prior to coming to Panitch Schwarze, Mr. Kravets was a senior patent analyst at a leading patent consultancy, where he evaluated patent portfolios of various sizes from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies.
In addition to writing the StartupsIP blog, Mr. Kravets is a contributor of IP articles to TechCrunch, a popular technology blog. He has been quoted in publications such as Time, Forbes, INC and BBC, and has appeared on the Huffington Post Live to discuss the state of the patent system.
Mr. Kravets is a member of the bars of the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He received his JD cum laude from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. He holds dual bachelors degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Kravets is active in the Philadelphia tech and start-up communities and has been a founder and an advisor to numerous technology startups and entrepreneurs. He is also an inventor on numerous patents and pending patent applications.