Kevin P. Shortsle focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution and counseling. Kevin concentrates his litigation practice on Hatch-Waxman and medical device matters. His recent representations involved the following:
Kevin handles all aspects of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigations through trial and appeal. He also has considerable experience counseling clients on issues related to patentability, validity and infringement. He prepares opinions concerning patentability of inventions, validity of patents and freedom-to-operate of products and technologies. Kevin has extensive experience preparing opinions related to pharmaceuticals, surgical devices, other medical device technologies, and food and beverage technologies. He prepares and prosecutes patents on a variety of subjects, including medical devices, diagnostic instrumentation, and food and beverage technologies.
Previously, Kevin worked for Abbott Laboratories, where he advised patent counsel, scientists and engineers on prior art and conducted research to support patent application filings, acquisitions, licensing, clearance opinions, intellectual property strategy and litigation for medical devices, diagnostics, nutritionals, pharmaceutical drug delivery and related technologies. He also worked as a patent examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office, where he reviewed patent applications in the fields of chemical and materials engineering.