Curtis Vock



(303) 625-4851

(303) 625-4901

Curtis, office managing partner in Boulder, counsels a broad range of international clients – from startups to Fortune 500 companies and universities – on strategy, intellectual property prosecution and litigation, licensing, and corporate counseling. Curtis and his experienced patent prosecution team file applications in technology areas such as wearable devices, artificial intelligence, consumer electronics, orthopedic devices, focal plane arrays, aerospace and aircraft technologies, applications/software, security and blockchain software, drones and satellites, sensors and IoT devices, quantum computing, and other areas.

Curtis also serves as counsel for a number of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. He assists executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and boards of directors with infringement, business assessments, strategic equity investments, opinion work, venture capital financing, stock offerings, and private placements.   

Before joining the firm, Curtis practiced for over two decades at an Am Law 200 firm, where he was the partner in charge of the office. There, his team filed over 650 original applications per year. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a design and systems engineer with industrial stalwarts BAE Systems, Lockheed-Martin IR Imaging Systems, Loral Infrared & Imaging Systems, Honeywell Electro-Optics division, and Hughes Aircraft Electro-Optics and Data Systems Group.

Curtis earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in engineering (optics) from the University of Rochester, his law degree from the New England School of Law, and his M.B.A. from the University of Denver – Daniels College of Business. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Rochester.


Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

As Tech Market Heats Up, More Firms Are Ready For Denver

June 12, 2023

Curtis Vock was quoted in Law360 discussing the growth of tech and life sciences in Denver and Boulder, Colorado.

Cozen O’Connor adds Eight More Intellectual Property Professionals to its Fast-Growing International IP Practice; Will Open New Office in Boulder, Colorado

February 16, 2023

The group consists of IP attorneys Curtis A. Vock, Douglas W. Link, X. Peter Chen, Ph.D., and Steve K. Barton, M.D.; patent agents Brian T. Schwartz, Ph.D., Daniel M. Farkas, Ph.D., and Rebecca "Becky" Rudolph; and tech specialist Perry Youngs.


  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • University of Denver, M.B.A., 2000
  • University of Rochester, M.S., 1987
  • University of Rochester, B.S., with high distinction, 1986
  • University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986

Awards & Honors

The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2024

  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court -- Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court -- Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office