Carnegie Mellon University

Kathleen Kuznicki

Kathleen Kuznicki

Patent Attorney, Lynch Law


Patents, Trademarks, & IP


Kathleen Kuznicki is a Patent Attorney registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works with individuals and businesses, including start-up businesses, to protect some of their most valuable assets, their intellectual property.

Innovative persons and businesses working diligently to solve problems through inventions should seek protection for those inventions by obtaining a patent. Kathleen is highly skilled in translating inventive concepts into patents. She assists inventors with the initial filing of a patent application and continues to work with them during the prosecution of the application. After a patent is issued, Kathleen assists by pursuing infringers.

A business often works very hard and invests significant time and money to build a brand by executing marketing strategies that support the goods and services it provides. Through trademark registration and aggressive defense of that registration, Kathleen helps protect that investment and also the good will a business has worked to establish in its brand.


Kathleen earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Duquesne University School of Law. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Microbiology-Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and 5 years post-doctoral research experience in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Though her background is based in biology, Kathleen works on patent applications in a number of technical fields including medical devices, metallurgical compositions, sporting equipment, software, and manufactured articles.