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Kendrew H. Colton

Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, Partner

Washington, District of Columbia
Kendrew H. Colton serves the intellectual property needs of his clients in established and emerging technologies. His primary focus is on chemistry, where his extensive experience in a variety of chemical and biochemical technologies ranges from agrochemicals to zeolites. Ken's intellectual property litigation experience spans the spectrum of patent infringement, contract (licensing) disputes, copyrights (software), unfair competition, trade secrets, and Environmental Protection Agency contract awards. He has also been on amicus curiae briefs in such precedent-setting cases as Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd. and A.C. Ackerman Co. v. R.L. Chaides Construction Co. Clients regularly seek Ken's counsel for securing, protecting, transferring, licensing, and enhancing the value of their intellectual property. In addition, he is frequently called upon to render patentability, validity, and infringement opinions, and he has conducted intellectual property audits. Ken is well-versed in all phases of patent prosecution. His experience embraces post-grant proceedings, including reexamination proceedings, patent interferences, AIA proceedings (inter partes reviews), and applications to reissue U.S. patents, as well as patent term extensions and related ANDA patent certification procedures. Ken also served as a court-appointed Special Intellectual Property Counsel to the Trustee in a contested bankruptcy matter. Domestic and foreign clients, industry groups, scientific organizations, universities, and government agencies have invited Ken to lecture on a variety of intellectual property and business strategy topics. In addition, he was an instructor in the Patent Resources Group Advanced Application and Amendment Writing Workshop. Ken is regularly quoted by business and legal publications on patent litigation developments, as well as by chemical trade journals on chemical patent practice. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the American Chemical Society's Chemical & Engineering News.

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Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

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