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.
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. At Pieris, Mr. Rodkey assisted in managing a global patent portfolio; drafting patent applications; preparing and negotiating material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and patent licenses; and counseling on a variety of patent-related matters. He also gained experience in litigation and prosecution matters as an intern for another law firm in Washington, DC, 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
- Coauthor. "U.S. Supreme Court Rules First Sale Doctrine Applies to Copyright Work Lawfully Made Abroad," BNA's World Intellectual Property Report, March 28, 2013.
- Coauthor. "U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Books Printed and Sold Abroad May Be Freely Resold in the U.S. Because the Copyrights Are Exhausted Under the First-Sale Doctrine," LES Insights, March 26, 2013.
- Coauthor. "The AIA's Retroactive Elimination of Private False-Marking Suits Does Not Violate the Due Process Clause of the Constitution," LES Insights, Feb. 12, 2013.
- "Exhaustion and Validity of Single-Use Licenses for Transgenic Seeds in the Wake of Quanta v. LG Electronics," Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 2010.
- Coauthor. "Protecting Nanotechnology Inventions: Prosecuting in an Unpredictable World," Nanotechnology Law & Business, 2010.