Kevin R. Casey

Kevin Casey


Kevin Casey is chair of the intellectual property litigation group at Stradley Ronon and an active member of the alternative dispute resolution 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. In addition to being consistently listed by The Best Lawyers in America in several substantive intellectual property fields, Best Lawyers has named Kevin multiple times as its “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia for intellectual property, patent and trademark law. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has identified Kevin as a leader in intellectual property in Pennsylvania.

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

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Representative Matters

  • handles the world-wide patent and trademark portfolio for several clients, including the Martin Guitar Company and Titan Spine, Inc.
  • responsible for the world-wide trademark portfolio of Sunoco
  • handles all IP matters for many educational institutions, including Saint Joseph’s University, the University of Scranton, Manor College, AIM Academy, and Commonwealth Connections Academy, and is responsible for The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (representing 14 colleges)
  • 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
  • as a Special Master, conducted a patent “Markman” hearing and issued a Report and Recommendation on claim construction to the District Court in Abbott Point of Care Inc. v. Epocal, Inc., CV08-S-0543-NE (D. Ala.)
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • defending 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 manufactured by the companies and primarily used in military applications, of infringement
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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; 2013-2014)

  • Panel of Neutrals, International Trademark Association


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Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Year in Review- Trademarks,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • Panelist, “Trademark Law Review,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Annual Intellectual Property Law Update
  • Panelist, “The Impact of Recent Trademark Decisions on Business Practices,” American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • Panelist, “You’ve STILL Gotta Keep Up: U.S. Supreme Court Changes to Copyright and Trademark Law,” Association of Corporate Counsel Annual In-house Counsel Conference
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments in Trademark Law,” Celesq® AttorneysEd Center Webcast
  • Panelist, “What You Need to Know About Trademark Law Developments in the Past Year,” Stradley Ronon Webinar
  • Presenter, “Trademark Case Law Year in Review,” KnowIt
  • Keynote Presenter, Meeting for the Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
  • Faculty, “Trademark Law Review,” Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Institute Live Webcast
  • Presenter, “How IP Affects Daily Lives,” Temple University Beasley School of Law Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Panelist, “Careers in IP Panel Discussion,” Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property Law for Museums,” The University of the Arts’ Graduate School Program in Museum Services
  • Panelist, “Matal v. Tam: Disparaging Trademarks,” Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Speaker, “Year in the Review – Trademark,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute 10th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute  
  • Presenter, “Trademarks Discussion: Disparaging Trademarks under Section 2 of the Lanham Act,” Temple University Beasley School of Law & Temple IP Law Society
  • Presenter, “The Barbed Wire Invention: An External Factor Affecting American Legal Development,” Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • 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
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  • Suburban Life Magazine, "Top Attorney"
  • Suburban Life Magazine, "Five-star Attorney"
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, listed for Pennsylvania intellectual property
    • Chambers states that Kevin "is 'always a pleasure to work across from,' according to one market source. He is an experienced alternative dispute resolution practitioner and counsels clients across the full range of IP matters."
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers’  Philadelphia Area Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers’  Philadelphia Area Patent “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers’  Philadelphia Area Trademark “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers’ Philadelphia Area Trade Secrets Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating
  • World Trademark Review 1000
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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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