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Kevin Oschman

Intellectual Property Counsel - Physical Sciences

Kevin provides legal counsel to the Office of Commercialization and Technology (OTC) for matters involving Intellectual Property. He ensures the innovations produced by the faculty and students at Purdue University are properly acquired and protected for commercialization. Kevin is primarily responsible for managing a patent portfolio including innovations within the electrical, mechanical, and software arts for which he prepares and prosecutes patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Kevin received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Prior to practicing law, Kevin spent over five years as an electrical engineer in the electric utility industry. After law school and prior to joining OTC, Kevin worked in private practice as a patent attorney assisting many innovators ranging from solo inventors to Fortune 500 companies.

Kevin is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • What is one invention that you just couldn’t live without? Electricity! It keeps my house at a perfect 72-degrees, my food cold, and my TV tuned to Purdue sports.
  • Other than safety and fuel efficiency, what is one aspect that you will not compromise on when searching for a new car? It must have four-wheel-drive. That’s a lesson I learned the hard way growing up in Indiana.
  • What outdated fashion would you love to see brought back? Without question, I’d bring back fanny packs. After experiencing that convenient extra storage, I don’t know why we ever got rid of them in the first place.
  • If someone promised you enough money to remodel/redecorate one room of your house, which room would that be? I’d remodel the kitchen since that’s where my family spends most of its time and because it could use a few modern, kid-friendly upgrades.

Intellectual Property Counsel - Physical Sciences