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Kevin C. Amendt

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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (JD, summa cum laude)
  • University of California - San Diego (MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

As a patent attorney, Kevin's focus is on strategic IP counseling, including patent procurement and IP litigation. He is known for identifying and capturing maximum value from his client’s innovations. His success on behalf of clients comes from his combination of strong technical and legal skills.

Kevin counsels clients on all aspects of patent prosecution. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications and performs patent portfolio, infringement, and validity analyses. He helps clients obtain patents that reflect the technical details of their invention as well as their business plan. 

Kevin is involved in intellectual property disputes. He handles post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including ex-parte re-examinations and inter-partes reviews (IPRs). He also is involved in patent litigation with experience supporting cases in federal district court and at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Kevin plays an active role in analyzing prior art, infringement material, and discovered documents to formulate and support litigation positions. 

Kevin has worked on behalf of entities ranging from individual inventors and venture-backed startups to academic institutions, hospitals, and large multinationals. His experience spans broad technical fields including medical devices, software, consumer electronics, signal processing, telecommunication, robotics, artificial intelligence, business methods, mechanical systems, and biotechnology.

Kevin graduated first in class and summa cum laude from Suffolk Law’s evening program while working full time at Mintz Levin as a patent agent. Upon graduation he received the Daniel J. Fern Award for outstanding academic achievement. 

Before joining Mintz Levin, Kevin worked as a systems engineer for Raytheon Corporation in their missile defense systems department. He has also worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Tangible Media, a research group with the MIT Media Laboratory. While pursuing his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he focused on intelligent systems, robotics, and control.

Representative Matters

  • Managed and prosecuted portfolio of bill validators for private equity-backed company spun out of one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Also conducted landscape and freedom to operate analysis for new product releases.

  • Handle patent prosecution and invention harvesting for emerging e-sports company.
  • Handled world-wide patent portfolio strategy for an Inc. 500 international retail jewelry company.
  • Inter Partes Reexamination 95/001,874 – Represented Petitioner Camtek Ltd. in invalidating some claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,729,528 related to an automated wafer defect inspection system. All instituted claims were found invalid. Patent Trial and Appeal Board upheld decision on patent owner appeal.
  • Ambato Media LLC v. Clarion Co. Ltd et al., 2:09-cv-00242, (E.D. Texas) –Helped develop validity and infringement positions for patent owner Ambato Media, LLC in its patent infringement jury trial victory over Garmin International, Inc.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Daniel J. Fern Award, Suffolk Law (Given annually to the graduate with the highest cumulative GPA)
  • Admiral Cochrane Leadership Award, MIT (Given annually to student-athlete who shows the highest qualities of humility, leadership, and inspiration)