Kenneth Sheehan is a registered patent lawyer who concentrates his practice on intellectual property acquisition and protection, including acquiring, litigating and evaluating patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and enforcing and defending intellectual property rights before federal and state courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Sheehan, who is also a degreed electrical engineer, is experienced in acquiring and evaluating patent rights for complex electrical technologies. His diverse background includes working with a multitude of technologies, such as telecommunications, cryptography, semiconductor design, data compression and storage techniques, software, business methods and computer memory expansion systems. Mr. Sheehan’s experience in patent prosecution also includes a vast array of mechanical inventions and designs.
Mr. Sheehan is a recognized patent practitioner—most recently in the 2010 Guide to the World’s Leading IP Strategists—and previously in the 2007 Guide the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners and the 2003 Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts. He has authored and co-written a number of book chapters and articles, including Managing Emerging Trends and Concern in Today’s International Business Deals (Thompson Reuters/Aspatore 2011) and Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States, A Practical Guide for Non-U.S. Buyers (Wolters Kluwer 2011).
Mr. Sheehan has served as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Management in northern Virginia where he taught a course on the acquisition, management and exploitation of intellectual property assets. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Licensing Executive Society, the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.