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Austin Lorch

Austin Lorch

Austin Lorch is registered as an attorney to represent clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Companies rely on his knowledge and thoughtfulness to obtain and utilize intellectual property in a tactical manner. Austin has assisted small startups, mid-sized entities, and large S&P 500 corporations. For each client, he crafts a specific and tailored IP strategy that meets their needs.

His practice is particularly geared towards:

  • Preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications
  • Strategic IP counseling
  • Conducting clearance and freedom-to-operate assessments
  • Drafting formal opinions regarding non-infringement and invalidity
  • Patent office trial proceedings, including inter partes review

Working for a diverse group of clients has provided Austin with knowledge in a wide variety of technology areas, including:

  • Medical devices, processes, and systems – robotic surgical systems, orthopedic implants, and imaging systems.
  • Mechanical and Electro-mechanical Systems – construction and mining machinery, door systems, radio-frequency identification systems, engines, and drilling rigs.
  • Biotechnology – Biosensors and diagnostic test platforms.
  • Retail products – Including camping and outdoor equipment.

While studying mechanical engineering, Austin played football for the University of St. Thomas (MN). During law school, he served as managing editor of one of the oldest IP publications, IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. To round out his education, he obtained a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property.

Outside of his practice, Austin enjoys time with family and friends, backcountry camping, and playing various sports.

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  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • “Terminal Disclaimers and Common Ownership,” co-author, The Patent Lawyer (February 2023).
  • “AI & Wine Industry,” speaker, AI Chats Episode 21 (August 22, 2022).
  • “Expert Editorial: Protecting Your Artificial Intelligence Innovations,” co-author, Wine Industry Advisor (June 26, 2022).
  • “A Multi-Actuator Approach to High Bandwidth In Vitro Cardiac Kinematic Simulation,” co-author, IEEE International - Conference on Biomedical Robotics and BioMechatronics, Netherlands (2018).


J.D., UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2021, cum laude; Managing Editor, IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

LL.M., Intellectual Property, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2021

B.S., Mechanical Engineering; Minor, Electrical Engineering, University of St. Thomas, 2018



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Terminal Disclaimers and Common Ownership
February 08, 2023

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