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Kevin D. Rodkey
+1 404 653 6484
kevin.rodkey@finnegan.com

271 17th Street, NW
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30363-6209

+1 404 653 6400
Fax +1 404 653 6444

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • George Washington University Law School
    J.D., with honors, 2010
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, 2007
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, with highest honors, 2006

Kevin D. Rodkey

Associate

Kevin Rodkey focuses his practice in the areas of post-grant review proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method review (CBM) proceedings; patent litigation; appeals; prosecution; counseling; and transactions. He has managed or assisted in more than two dozen post-grant proceedings related to a variety of electrical and mechanical technologies, representing both petitioners and patent owners. Mr. Rodkey represents plaintiffs and defendants in district court litigation, and advises clients on prosecution strategies, patent validity and infringement opinions, and due diligence investigations.

Mr. Rodkey's technical background encompasses a variety of computer, electrical, and advanced materials-related technologies. His practice includes aspects of wireless technology, data processing, optical systems, mobile devices, consumer products, and specialty materials.

Prior to joining Finnegan, Mr. Rodkey served as an intellectual property and licensing consultant to Pieris AG in Freising, Germany, assisting in a variety of patent-related matters, including portfolio management, transfer agreements, and patent licenses. During law school, he served as an intern for the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Highlights

  • Fidelity Nat'l Info. Servs. Inc. v. DataTreasury Corp. (PTAB). Represented petitioner Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) in CBMs of check-imaging patents; PTAB issued a final written decision finding the challenged claims unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. §§ 101 and 112; the decision was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Served on the editorial board of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 2009-2010.
  • Worked for Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Signature Technology Laboratory, analyzing antenna designs, electrical properties of materials, and radar signature patterns as a co-op student 2003-2006; and as a laboratory assistant, 2006-2007.

Professional Recognition

  • Received an ABA and BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of IP Law, 2010.
  • National finalist of the Veterans Law Appellate Advocacy Competition at the George Washington University Law School, 2009.

Professional Activities

  • Georgia Bar (Intellectual Property Section)
  • Licensing Executives Society

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