Kristie Prinz

Kristie Prinz

The Prinz Law Office

  • Licensed forLicensed for 16 Years
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
Kristie Prinz is the Founding Principal of the intellectual property boutique firm, The Prinz Law Office, in Los Gatos, California. Her practice includes the drafting and negotiation of intellectual property licenses and related technology agreements, with a focus on the high technology and life sciences industries. Her practice is highly global, and she currently represents start-ups and entrepreneurs in more than ten countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Prior to founding The Prinz Law Office in 2004, Ms. Prinz was a member of the licensing department in the Palo Alto office of the New York-based intellectual property law firm of Pennie & Edmonds, LLP.

Ms. Prinz is an active member of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), where she serves as on the Programs Committee for the Science and Technology Section and the Cyberspace Committee of the Business Section. She is also active in the High Tech Law Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Previously, Ms. Prinz served on the Advisory Board for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, and as Director of Life Sciences/Biotechnology for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, as the Copyright Committee Sublicensing Chair of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Section, as a member the Intellectual Property Owner Association’s U.S. Copyright Law and the Corporate IP Management Committees, and as a member of Astia’s Life Sciences and Entrepreneur Venture Catalyst Program Planning Committee.

Additionally, Ms. Prinz has been a regular contributor for the “Ask the Lawyer” column on intellectual property law for; is the author of both The California Biotech Law Blog and The Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog; and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues. Ms. Prinz’s media interviews and appearances include Dow Jones, CNN Radio, American Public Radio’s “Marketplace,” Technology Transfer Tactics, The SciTechLawyer, The California Lawyer, IP 360, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Sky Radio, and Missouri Lawyers Media.

Ms. Prinz graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Furman University, and she is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Attorney Bar LicensesLicenses

Status Acquired State / Country Licesnsed For
Active Dec 2001 California 16 Years 2 Months

Lawyer AssociationsAssociations

Position Since Association
Member 2001 California State Bar
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San Jose, CA

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