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He is an IP attorney who helps clients research, prepare and prosecute patents. Kevin also counsels clients in maximizing and protecting their IP portfolio.
Kevin’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property, with a focus on the development of domestic and international patent portfolios crafted to maximize the available scope of protection in the clients’ markets. He assists clients with:
Kevin utilizes his advanced degree and previous experience as a practicing engineer to quickly and efficiently grasp a wide variety of technologies. He also leverages his industry experience to provide a practical, business-focused approach in counseling clients with regard to their intellectual property issues.
Kevin advises a wide range of clients, including individual inventors, start-ups and emerging growth companies, universities, and Fortune 500 companies, on complex matters related to mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, chemical, life science, materials, business method, software, e-commerce, Internet-of-Things and other Internet-related technologies. Areas of particular experience include medical devices and medical diagnostic equipment, dental surgery equipment, ophthalmologic devices, clinical trial systems and methodologies, major appliances and appliance systems, manufacturing machinery and processes, aircraft systems and manufacturing processes, semiconductor manufacturing processes and semiconductor devices, bioinformatics, image processing, digital data manipulation and transmission, data encoding/decoding, and fireproof products and fireproofing processes.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Kevin was a product safety testing engineer for Underwriters Laboratories. He was also a semiconductor processing engineer for Mitsubishi Semiconductor.
He has presented seminars and taught classes on intellectual property law and patent practice for the Pratt School of Engineering, as well as for the Master of Engineering Management program, the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership program, and the Health Sector Management program, all at Duke University.
Life Sciences Patent
Global Business Group: China Practice
High Technology Patent
Partner, Alston Bird LLP, Raleigh, NC, 2006-2010; Associate, Alston Bird LLP, Raleigh, NC, 1998-2005.
Project Engineer, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 1992-95. Responsible for safety testing of mechanical and electromechanical products, industrial machinery, and marine devices.
Project Engineer, Mitsubishi Semiconductor America, Inc., 1990-92. Responsible for chemical vapor deposition processes (APCVD and PECVD) in an integrated circuit manufacturing process.