Kevin has a background in both corporate and law firm environments with experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, agreements, government contracts, due diligence, unfair competition, patent and trademark portfolio management, and trade secrets. He has significant technical experience that includes, preparing and prosecuting patent applications comprised of complex computer software and hardware, electronic, electromechanical, mechanical, and chemical arts applications. In addition, he has extensive expertise in copyright, trademark, and trade secret law and prepares and negotiates a wide variety of technology agreements, including licensing and joint development agreements and government contracts. He has traveled extensively in the U.S. and worldwide through his intellectual property work, including China, Germany, England, Japan, Scotland, Denmark, and Malaysia.
Kevin represents clients in matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including oral arguments with patent examiners and successful reversal rejections through the appeals process.
In addition, he represents a client who was celebrated for inventing a self-tuning piano on NPR and two clients who won the St. Louis Bar Association Inventor of the Year for a noninvasive glucose detector (developed global patent portfolio) and for utilizing blockchain to manage resources in a commercial building, respectively.
Kevin drafts and negotiates all types of intellectual property agreements with an emphasis on licensing. He currently chairs the St. Louis Chapter and the Blockchain and Fintech Subsector for the Licensing Executives Society.
Kevin provides detailed analysis in the areas of government contracts, due diligence, unfair competition, and trade secrets involving intellectual property and drafts noninfringement opinion letters, product clearance analysis, and patent invalidity analysis.
He has developed extensive knowledge regarding technology transfer from educational or research institutions to corporate entities. He serves as chair of the Membership Development Committee of AUTM and has made presentations in China.
Kevin has served as a mentor to college students through the Regional Business Council for many years and enjoys weightlifting, cardio workouts, pickleball, golf, tennis, theatre, and movies.
Licensing Executives Society, St. Louis Chapter
AUTM, Membership Development Committee, Current Co-Chair
Missouri Bar Association
St. Louis Bar Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
University of Missouri, J.D.
University of Missouri, B.S., Industrial Engineering, cum laude with special honors
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.S., Electrical Engineering
University of South Carolina, Additional studies in Chemistry
“Business Process Patents–Are You Prepared for Electronic Commerce?” Terralex Intellectual Property Newsletter, Sixth Ed
Missouri State Bar
Illinois State Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 – 2023
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005
AUTM National Service Award with Distinction, 2017 and 2022
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