Philip D. Askenazy, Ph.D.

Phillip Askenazy, Ph.D., is a Registered Patent Agent specializing in patent prosecution and analysis in the areas of materials, optics, semiconductors, chemical engineering, and electro-mechanical devices. He also handles intellectual property licensing, technology commercialization, and business planning. Phillip earned a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in physics from Harvard University, and both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology.


California Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Applied Physics, 1992; M.S., Applied Physics, 1985
Harvard University, A.B., Physics cum laude, 1983

Selected Work Experience:

Peacock Law P.C., Albuquerque, NM
Registered Patent Agent, 2003-Present

Patent prosecution and analysis in the areas of materials, optics, semiconductors, chemical engineering, and electro-mechanical devices. Intellectual property licensing, technology commercialization, and business planning.

Concise Logic, Inc., Albuquerque, NM
Director, Product Management, 2002-2003

Drafted product specifications, identified early adopter customers and recruited corporate partners, oversaw the intellectual property portfolio, managed prototype software development, and assisted with business plan development and fund raising.

University of New Mexico Science & Technology Corporation, Albuquerque, NM
Director, New Ventures, 2001-2002

Selected technologies that were candidates for startup formation, defined the market opportunity, drafted preliminary business plans, conceived intellectual property strategies and secured intellectual property protection, recruited senior management, and obtained seed funding.

Director of Physical Science Technologies, 1996-2001

Oversaw the patenting and licensing of a portfolio of the hundreds of physical science inventions created at UNM, negotiated license, research, and consortia agreements, marketed inventions to potential corporate licensees, directed patent prosecution, and created and implemented technology transfer policies.

Martin Kurz & Co., Inc., Mineola, NY
Senior Manager, 1992-1994

Introduced new product line of sintered metallic fluidizing media, product development, manufacturing processes, quality control, advertising materials, marketing, sales, and customer support; instituted manufacturing inventory, work-in-progress, and quality control systems; in-house expert on pneumatic conveying; new product designs and manufacturing methods; flow test stand for filtration and fluidization porous media.

RTP Neural Applications, Inc., Pasadena, CA
Co-founder, 1990

Responsible for all business aspects of the company, including both financial duties and marketing neural network pattern recognition services to the banking, insurance, and medical industries.


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registered Patent Agent, No. 56,721

Community & Professional Activities:

  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), 1996-2002
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES), 1998-2001
  • TVC Advisor
  • American Physical Society, 1983-present
  • Member, Business Technology Group Incubator Evaluation Committee, 1999-2000
  • New Mexico Optics Industry Association, 1998-2001

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