Kevin D. Rodkey
Kevin Rodkey practices in the areas of patent litigation, prosecution, counseling, and transactions. His 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, and specialty materials.
Mr. Rodkey's experience includes virtually all aspects of patent law. Prior to joining Finnegan, he 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. He also gained experience in litigation and prosecution matters as an intern for another law firm in Washington, D.C., assisting in the prosecution of pharmaceutical patent applications, and as an intern for the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
- Served on the editorial board of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 2009-2010.
- Worked for Georgia Tech Research Institute's Signature Technology Laboratory, analyzing electrical properties of materials and radar signature patterns as a co-op student 2003-2006; and as a laboratory assistant, 2006-2007.
- 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.
- Georgia Bar (Intellectual Property Section)
- Licensing Executives Society
- Serves as an editor for Finnegan's Federal Circuit IP blog and as a regular contributor to IP Marketplace, Finnegan's monthly update on developments affecting licensing and other IP transaction
- Coauthor. "Patent Eligibility Requires Claims to Specific Improvement of Computer Functionality: Patent Eligibility of Categorical Data Storage Claims Not Saved by Federal Circuit’s Enfish Decision," LES Insights, June 7, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Patent Rights Are Not Exhausted by Sales Outside the United States or by Clearly-Communicated Post-Sale Restrictions," LES Insights, Feb. 23, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Retroactive License from Sole Patent Owner Can Be Sub-Licensed," LES Insights, Dec. 22, 2015.
- Coauthor. "ITC Can Stop Imports of Articles That Infringe Only After Importation When Foreign Sellers Induce That Infringement," LES Insights, Sept. 8, 2015.
- Coauthor. "A Settlement Agreement May Be Enforceable Even When Executed After the Signing Deadline," LES Insights, May 19, 2015.
- Coauthor. "Defendant Permitted to Compel Arbitration Under a License Agreement Entered into by Its Corporate Parent Despite Not Being a Party to the Agreement," LES Insights, Dec. 23, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Patent Co-Owner May Prevent Other Co-Owners from Enforcing Jointly-Owned Patents by Refusing to Join an Infringement Suit and May Not Be Involuntarily Joined as a Party," LES Insights, Sept. 2, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Prior Litigation Bars Suit Against Products Found Noninfringing in a Prior Litigation Even as to Previously Non-Asserted Claims," LES Insights, June 17, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Court Awards 50% of Profits as Reasonable Royalty for Generic Version of Infringing Drug Formulation," LES Insights, Jan. 14, 2014.
- Coauthor. "The Sale of a Patented Apparatus Exhausts Patent Rights to Methods Covering the Normal and Intended Use of the Apparatus," LES Insights, Nov. 12, 2013.