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Our People

Kyriacos Tsircou

Founder

 

Kyri Tsircou brings his technical expertise and experience in the Air Force, working for one of the largest law firms in the country, and his business acumen to provide cutting edge representation in intellectual property law.

Kyri provides a broad range of client services in acquiring, maintaining, analyzing and enforcing intellectual property rights. This includes years of experience securing patent rights in the United States and throughout the world. Kyri also counsels clients on licensing and infringement issues, copyright, trademark and trade dress protection, as well representing his clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes.

Kyri represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including software, data processing and encryption, wind turbine systems, aerospace components, medical devices, microwave antenna systems, business methods, sporting goods, toys and electronics, apparel, pets and baby products, and communication systems. Examples of these clients include: Poquito Más, Dzyne Technologies, Omni Space Access, LUX LED Lighting, Georg Fischer, and TaylorMade Golf Company.

Kyri also has years of experience relating to the civil and military applications of space technologies. He obtained his B.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. He then served for eight years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force where he had significant management, research and development responsibilities, particularly relating to satellites, other space systems, and communication networks. Kyri represents a variety of companies involved in New Space, the private, for-profit exploration of space. Kyri has spoken at New Space conferences, such as the Space Summit and published an analysis of the dispute involving patents for reusable rockets in the New Space Global publication, Thruster.

Kyri has worked with a range of start-ups in connection with their IP strategy and need to attract funding. He is a partner with Syndicate 702, a Southern California accelerator and investment group for start-up companies.

Founded in 2006, Tsircou Intellectual Property Law employs patent prosecution attorneys, copyright and trademark lawyers, and intellectual property litigators out of two offices—Los Angeles and Seattle.

Education: U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S., Astronautical Engineering Loyola Law School, J.D.

Practice Areas: Patent Procurement Client Counseling Trademark Clearance And Procurement Copyrights Intellectual Property Disputes Intellectual Property Transactions – Agreements And Licensing

Professional Bars and Memberships: California State Bar U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit U.S. District Court for the Central District of California American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association (LAIPLA – Section Chair)

kyri@tsircoulaw.com

Alex Robertson

 

Alex Robertson is an Associate at Tsircou Intellectual Property Law. Alex focuses primarily on copyright and trademark, as well as business and corporate law. Alex’s technological expertise spans a number of fields including, software, 3D printing, medical device innovation, virtual reality, and emerging competitive sports. Examples of clients he has served include: Not Impossible Labs, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, and the World Freerunning Parkour Federation.

He also advises a broad range of startups and entrepreneurs in a variety of matters including, IP protection and monetization, business planning, and commercialization. He has successfully helped clients both offensively and defensively assert their intellectual property rights in both Federal and State court. Examples of Alex’s work include:

  • Defending artists and creators against allegations of copyright infringement
  • Asserting design and utility patents against both national and international infringers
  • Corporate formation and IP portfolio management and monetization for technology startup

Prior to joining Tsircou Intellectual Property Law, Alex worked with a number of startups in the Silicon Beach area, advising on business development and legal strategies.

Alex received both his undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy and his law degree from Pepperdine University. He is admitted to the California Bar.

Alex joined Tsircou Intellectual Property Law in 2015.

Outside of practicing law, Alex enjoys training jiu jitsu, surfing, and cooking for those brave enough to sample his creations.

Education: Pepperdine University/B.A. Political Science and Philosophy
Pepperdine Law School/J.D.

alexrobertson@tsircoulaw.com

Konrad Trope

 

Konrad Trope is Of Counsel to Tsircou Intellectual Property Law. Konrad chairs the firm’s litigation practice where he prosecutes and defends infringement claims involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as protecting trade secrets and prosecuting cybersecurity data breaches. Konrad also represents clients in a variety of new technologies, including Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Smart Phone Internet Application, and emerging technologies in medical treatments addressing obesity.

For the past 30 years, Konrad has successfully litigated many cases involving design patents, mechanical patents, copyrights for interactive websites, and trademarks for the entertainment industry. He has appeared before Federal Courts across the country, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where Konrad has consistently obtained successful verdicts and favorable settlements.

Prior to joining Tsircou Intellectual Property Law, Konrad worked in the Washington, D.C. offices at both Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Unterberg, Manley & Casey and Foley & Lardner in their business, intellectual property and litigation departments. Konrad also served as a law clerk to the Honorable H. Robert Mayer of the United States Court of Federal Claims and to the Honorable Wilson Cowen, Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Konrad received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Pomona College, and his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Active in the community, Konrad has authored more than a dozen articles and spoken on a variety of topics, including protection of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well Internet security, Internet privacy, government wiretapping, VoIP, and other related Internet/e-commerce issues.

Konrad has also provided pro bono legal advice and counseling to the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Polo Pony Rescue.

ktrope@tsircoulaw.com

Ben Bira

JD, MBA, MS, BS
Ben is a recent graduate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. At Tsircou Law Ben handles the firm’s intellectual property, transactional matters, which also include patent prosecution, domestically and internationally. Ben is experienced with drafting patents, office action replies, preparing freedom to operate analysis, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions on patent matters.

Ben enjoys working with cutting-edge technology and has an interest in helping others secure and protect their intellectual property. His breadth of work experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, where he provides and gives a unique perspective to a wide range of clients. An interesting fun fact about Ben is while he was attending graduate school he founded, grew and sold the company Sustainability Leads.

Education:
Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles
Master of Business Administration from the Henry Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri Kansas City
Master of Science from Saint Louis University studying Geographic Information Systems in the Department of Sustainability
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rockhurst University

 benbira@tsircoulaw.com