Kevin R. Casey

Chair, Intellectual Property

kcasey@stradley.com

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Overview

Kevin Casey is chair of the intellectual property (IP) and the IP litigation groups at Stradley Ronon and an active member of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) group. Kevin considers ADR to be an integral part of his practice, participating in various ADR procedures as a party representative and as a neutral.

He has counseled clients for almost 30 years in all aspects of the IP field, focusing on patents, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing and opinions. Kevin has also been lead litigation counsel and has participated as assistant counsel in more than 60 cases. He has an active appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he clerked for former Chief Judge Helen Nies.

He has taught IP courses at Temple University School of Law as an adjunct professor since 1995 and has authored numerous papers on IP issues.

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Results

Representative Matters

  • settled a patent infringement suit involving a patent directed to vacuum regulators used in hospitals, following a defense of a preliminary injunction motion brought by the plaintiff and forcefully denied by the court
  • arbitrated a large patent infringement case involving two Fortune 500 companies and a patent directed to a personal care product
  • resolved a trademark dispute on behalf of the Martin Guitar Company, which learned a guitar manufacturer in Tennessee had begun trademarking electric guitars with the name “Mario Martin” in violation of the company’s decades-old U.S. registration of the trademark “Martin”
  • obtained a favorable decision from the National Arbitration Forum Panel awarding transfer of a domain name after proving: (1) the domain name registered by the respondent was identical or confusingly similar; (2) the respondent had no rights or legitimate interests with respect to the domain name; and (3) the domain name had been registered and was being used in bad faith
  • obtained a complete and voluntary dismissal, without payment of any consideration whatsoever, of the “Combination Cordless Telephone and Premise-Monitoring Alarm System” patent infringement suit filed against LifeShield Inc. by RB Technologies LLC
  • on behalf of two co-defendants, obtained a stipulation of dismissal, with prejudice and without payment of any consideration whatsoever, by Surface Preparation Technologies (SPT) of a patent infringement suit filed against co-defendants Waterblasting Technologies Inc. and Guidemark Inc. SPT asserted infringement of a patent regarding cutting rumble strips in roadways
  • secured the continued existence of TELA Bio Inc. a biotechnology startup focused on extra-cellular matrix scaffold technology. TELA Bio needed an influx of venture capital to fund operations, and Stradley Ronon, having studied hundreds of patents directed to the relevant technology, was able to meet the demands of the venture capitalists’ patent counsel in time for closing and the transfer of the needed funds to the client
  • obtained and evaluated full trademark clearance searches, on an extremely expedited basis, for 55 product names
  • retained by counsel for Greenberg Traurig as an expert witness in the case Philip Wyers v. Greenberg Traurig in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, wherein Wyers alleged that Greenberg Traurig committed legal malpractice while representing him before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including related settlement negotiations and a failed mediation, in a patent infringement case
  • defended ITT Corporation and Exelis Inc. in an action for patent infringement brought by CANVS Corporation in the U.S. District Court in Florida; the case involves U.S. Patent No. 6,911,652, titled “Low Light Imaging Device,” and accuses certain night vision goggles, primarily used in military applications, of infringement
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, Order of the Coif
  • M.S., Aerospace-Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • Dual B.S., Materials Engineering & Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association
      - Commercial Panel
      - Technology/IP Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association
      - Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
      - Litigation Committee
      - House of Delegates
      - Division Vice Chair, IP Section

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
      - Editorial Board, AIPLA Q.J.

  • Association of Conflict Resolution

  • Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court
      - Past President

  • CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
      - Sub-Committee Chair, Patent Mediation Task Force

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
      - Past President
      - Chair, CLE Committee
      - ABA Delegate

  • IP Panel of National Arbitration Forum

  • OceanTomo IP ADR Panel

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
      - Past President

  • The Historical Societies of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and (as President) of the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Advisory Council (2007-08; 2013-current)

  • Panel of Neutrals, International Trademark Association

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Mediating IP Disputes," Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Ninth Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • Panelist, “Mediating Patent Disputes – Taking a Strategic Approach,” American Bar Institute
  • Presenter, “Trademark Law Update,” IP Law Institute
  • Presenter, “Arbitration in IP/Tech Disputes,” American Arbitration Association
  • Presenter, “Decision Tree Analysis,” GlaxoSmithKline
  • Presenter, “Effective Practices Protocol for Mediation of Patent Disputes,” 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
  • Presenter, “Patent Mediation,” 29th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar
  • Presenter, “U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court,” Temple University Beasley School of Law & Temple IP Law Society
  • Judge, “Temple Law Moot Court Competition,” Temple University Beasley School of Law (annually since 1995)
  • Presenter, “Report of the CPR Patent Mediation Task Force, Effective Practice Protocol,” Association of Corporate Patent Counsel
  • Opening Remarks, Federal Circuit Bar Society's Annual Reception
  • Presenter, “Alternative Careers for Lawyers,” LightStream Communications
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Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, listed for Pennsylvania intellectual property
    • "The 'very knowledgeable' Kevin Casey ... is highly regarded for his work in patent and trademark prosecution and dispute resolution. He also applies his expertise to due diligence analyses in M&A transactions"
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers’  Philadelphia Area Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating
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In The Community

Kevin is an arbitrator for the Chester County court system and is active in Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Art. He also serves on the alumni board of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Sunday School teacher at his church.
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