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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.
University of Texas, M.S., Aerospace Engineering 
Iowa State University, B.S, Aerospace Engineering 


Vincent Pollmeier comes to Karish & Bjorgum from the litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. He brings to the practice of law a unique combination of technical and legal acumen, in both litigation and intellectual property prosecution. Prior to practicing law, Vincent spent more than a dozen years involved in the development and operation of complex systems, culminating in service as a Principal System Engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Before his work with NASA, Vincent was a researcher at the University of Texas Center for Space Research involved in the testing and early utilization of the prototype GPS satellites. His responsibilities at NASA included design, development, analysis, testing, and operation of spacecraft and ground operations systems and networks, including both ground based communication networks and radio frequency and radar tracking systems for NASA’s interplanetary programs. During his twelve years working for JPL, Vincent worked on a number of NASA missions and advanced projects, including the Voyager mission to Neptune, Galileo mission to Jupiter, and multiple missions to Mars. Additionally, he managed the research and development of advanced tracking, data, and information systems for NASA’s Deep Space Network. Representing NASA and JPL, Vincent was involved in multiple collaborations with foreign space agencies, including those of France, Russia and Germany. Vincent has substantial experience in the analysis of system failures and faults involving complex hardware and software systems and has a broad experience base in computer hardware, software, communications, advanced materials and propulsion.

As an attorney Vincent has extensive litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants regarding numerous technologies, including aerospace, electronics, communications, and computer technologies in a wide range of contexts including patent infringement, breach of contract, insurance, white collar criminal defense and government investigations, and has represented multiple clients relating to lawsuits or investigations arising from engineering failures or accidents. His clients have included TRW, XM Satellite Radio, Northrop Grumman, ViaSat, SSL, Lockheed Martin, and Caltech, among others.Vincent is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and has substantial experience in patent prosecution in a wide variety of technologies. Vincent's technical background allows him to relate complex technologies to lay judges and juries in a wide variety of cases and maximize the value of retained experts and technical witnesses.

Vincent has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas, and his law degree is from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He is a member of AIAA and the IEEE. He has published numerous technical articles and papers on a number of aspects of spacecraft design and operation.