Kevin is board certified in intellectual property law by The Florida Bar and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been a registered patent attorney practicing exclusively in the field of intellectual property law since 1987. His experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition and computer and Internet law. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in many complex patent, trademark and copyright disputes and has obtained hundreds of patents and trademark and copyright registrations. Kevin is the editor of the Florida Chapter of the International Trademark Association’s treatise titled State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.
Kevin’s practice focuses primarily on procuring, enforcing and counseling clients in connection with utility and design patents, trademarks, copyrights, computer law, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secrets and Internet matters across the United States. He represents clients’ interests in all federal courts in the country and in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
As a registered patent attorney, Kevin includes the following in his practice: conducting patentability and infringement investigations, preparation of and rendering opinions on those investigations, and preparation and prosecution of utility and design patent applications (both domestic and international). Kevin has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, including reissue applications, and has been involved in many reexamination proceedings and appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Kevin’s trademark practice involves conducting registrability and clearance-to-use investigations and securing registrations for clients’ trade and service marks both in the U.S. and abroad. He counsels clients in the selection, adoption, use, licensing and enforcement of their marks.
Kevin’s copyright practice includes procuring and enforcing copyright registrations for original works of authorship and enforcing and defending claims of copyright infringement. He has litigated copyright infringement claims in a diverse range of fields, including those involving software, architectural drawings and photographic works.
Kevin counsels clients in connection with contractual matters and regularly negotiates and drafts licensing, settlement, software, website hosting, work-for-hire and employment agreements. He has conducted large-scale due diligence investigations in connection with mergers, asset sales and entity acquisitions. Kevin is experienced in drafting and negotiating licenses and transfers of all forms of intellectual property.
Kevin has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation since 2011.