Ken’s practice consults with law firms who are called upon to handle emerging, complex or unfamiliar intellectual property issues.
Collaborating or brainstorming with an experienced specialist who has handled a wide range of IP matters can add considerable value to a firm’s representation of its clients.
Ken has teamed with and advised attorneys in private practice in handling litigation, transactions, disputes, clearance, strategic planning, client education and brand crisis management. For example:
- In March 2013, Ken teamed with a local Oregon firm to defend a trademark infringement action before the United States District Court in Portland, and defeated a retailer’s effort to obtain a TRO and preliminary injunction against a competing local retailer on the latter’s behalf. Ken also helped devise and draft a settlement of the contentious and complex trademark issues. (The case has since been resolved and dismissed.)
- Ken has advised law firms in New York and Oregon in their handling of particular trademark disputes before federal and state courts;
- Ken has drafted briefs and office action replies challenging USPTO rejections of pending trademark applications filed by other firms.