Kevin Duffy
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Kevin Duffy

Associate
duffy.kevin@dorsey.com

Overview

Kevin helps clients develop patent protection strategies that maximize their business needs.  From drafting and filing patent applications to representation before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board, Kevin has helped clients in a variety of industries follow a successful framework for identifying intellectual property and keeping it safe.

With a strong business background and industry-tailored approach, Kevin collaborates with clients to provide specific insights that help leverage intellectual property assets.  Kevin draws on his experience as a project engineer in the energy industry and patent prosecution and portfolio management counsel to negotiate with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and obtain patent allowances.  Spanning advocacy for local entrepreneurs and Fortune 100 companies, Kevin has led clients through the entire patenting process, including through drafting targeted utility and design applications, drafting domestic and foreign office action responses, conducting examiner interviews, conducting post-allowance reviews and performing patent landscape searches including patentability assessments.

Kevin’s intellectual property experience includes representation of clients in a variety of industries, such as consumer electronics, enterprise systems, health care, entertainment, telecom, and energy.  Through this representation, Kevin has helped clients obtain patent coverage in technical fields spanning wearable input devices, keyboards, audio devices and controls, haptics, applied material science, sensors, fluid mechanics, process controls, and network architecture, among others.

Education & Admissions

University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 2014)

California State University, Bakersfield (M.B.A., 2011)

Colorado School of Mines (B.S., Engineering with Mechanical Specialty, 2009), magna cum laude; McBride Honors in Public Affairs

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Industries & Practices

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Volunteer, ProBoPat Program of Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Member, IP Inn of Court
Kevin Duffy