Massachusetts State Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Prior to joining the firm, Bruce Jobse co-founded and managed the Boston patent law firm Kudirka & Jobse. Mr. Jobse has over 20 years experience in the intellectual property field, including working as a corporate patent counsel with IBM Corporation. Mr. Jobse prepares, prosecutes and maintains patent and trademark portfolios for clients ranging from individual inventors to large multinational corporations. His areas of focus include mechanical, electromechanical and electronic technologies, computer hardware and software, operating system architectures, networking, telecommunications, Voice Over Internet Protocol systems, multimedia systems, audio and video signal processing, business methods, including electronic commerce and financial transactions, medical devices and other related technologies. Mr. Jobse has extensive experience in software licensing, technology transfer agreements, and trade secret protection. He also renders infringement and validity opinions and counsels clients regarding litigation.
In a representative case, Mr. Jobse developed a portfolio of patents for a start-up company which were then asserted by a subsequent owner against a major corporation in a high-profile infringement litigation.
Read the patent blog, obvIPat, co-authored by Bruce Jobse and Orlando Lopez.
- American Bar Association
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1990
- B.S., Computer Engineering, Boston University College of Engineering
- American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts
6/6/2011, BBA Week - Voices of the Bar
Bruce Jobse was quoted in the Boston Bar Association's E-newsletter.
6/28/2010, Law360 - IP Lawyers React To Bilski's Long-Awaited Arrival
Bruce Jobse was quoted in this article by Elise Czajkowski.
12/1/2006, Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Journal - Beyond the Headlines: IBM sues Amazon for refusing to negotiate patent license fees
Stephen Chow and Bruce Jobse were both quoted in this article by Andrea R. Barter, Esq.
Recent Articles and Publications:
Venture Cafe Event, 10.25.2012
Location: Venture Cafe (Cafe Table), One Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Topic: Startup Essentials – Funding and Protecting Your Idea and Business
Overcoming Legal Obstacles in the Patent Process, 3.18.2009
Topic: Filing Preparation - Ensuring a Smooth Process