Kevin J. Meek focuses his practice on patent litigation, prosecution and licensing. He is the managing partner of the Firm’s Austin office. Kevin has extensive experience litigating disputes involving intellectual property rights in a wide variety of advanced technologies in federal courts across the country, in the International Trade Commission and in post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Kevin represents companies seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights, as well as those accused of infringement. He often litigates patent and trade secret disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including consumer products, complex software, and semiconductor and telecommunications applications.
Kevin prepares and prosecutes patent applications covering a broad spectrum, of inventions, including semiconductors and integrated circuits, telecommunications systems, and mainframe, midrange and minicomputer-based software, as well as a wide variety of mechanical and industrial devices.
On the transactions side, Kevin handles a variety of corporate transactions involving technology transfers. He counsels clients in the high-tech sector, particularly in software licensing, patent enforcement and other corporate transactions involving the perfection, valuation or transfer of technology assets.
Kevin maintains a very active practice in the biotechnology arena. He has been involved in prosecution and licensing efforts in implantable devices, orthopedic devices and dental devices. He also represents companies that deal in gene therapies, genetic diagnostics and chemistries, as well as systems used to support therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
Kevin frequently speaks on patent, copyright and trademark law. He has published numerous papers on many intellectual property topics, including developments in copyrights, enforcement of patents and copyrights in software, patentability of software and other computer-related inventions, trademarks in the advertising industry and licensing and intellectual property principles for entrepreneurs.
While in law school, Kevin researched the chemical and electrical aspects of semiconductor device processing. He also studies crystallography and chemical and laser processing of semiconductor materials.
Successfully defended a client in arbitration for a large defense contractor accused of patent infringement for sale of night vision equipment*
Successfully represented a client in the enforcement of a patent for software virtual execution environment and defense of counterclaim for patent infringement*
Represented large public university and research arm of public utility in the enforcement of patent portfolio covering advanced battery technologies*
Represented defendant AMD in a patent infringement suit involving processor shutdown management (Collabo v. Advanced Micro Devices (W.D. Tex.))*
Represented defendant AMD in a patent infringement suit involving interface signal error detection and using data strobe for memory interface signal integrity (Polaris v. Advanced Micro Devices (W.D. Tex.))*
Represented defendant AMD in a patent infringement suit involving processor clock design and VLSI design for power management of power supplies (Aquila v. Advanced Micro Devices (W.D. Tex.))*
Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, director and officer
Dallas-Fort Worth Intellectual Property Law Association, member
The University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1988
Texas A&M University, BS, Electrical Engineering, Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, 1985
US Patent and Trademark Office
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Federal Claims
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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