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Jeffrey Paul Kitchen

Associate

Jeffrey Paul Kitchen

Houston

T:+1 713 651 5391

Jeff Kitchen is an Intellectual Property attorney based in Houston, Texas. He has a broad range of experience in patent-related IP matters in the energy and technology industries, including pursuing and defending patent infringement in litigation, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, pursuing and defending patent invalidity in post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, preparing advisory opinions related to patent infringement and invalidity, and licensing patent and other IP rights.

While in law school, Jeff was an associate editor of the Texas Law Review and recipient of the Austin Intellectual Property Law Society's Louis T. Pirkey Prize for best student paper on an intellectual property law topic, which addressed recent legislation aimed at curbing abuses of non-practicing entities (so-called patent trolls).

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  • Education

    2014 - JD, honors, University of Texas at Austin
    2011 - BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

    At the University of Texas at Austin, Jeff won the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association's 2013 Louis T. Pirkey Prize for the "best student paper on an intellectual property law topic." He was also a quarter finalist in the Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition, an associate editor of the Texas Law Review, and a member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

  • Representative experience
    • Assisted in representation of large oil field services company in patent infringement action (Southern District of Texas) and related post-grant patent challenge (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) relating to oil and gas well cementing technology.
    • Assisted in representation of pharmaceutical company in patent infringement action against producer of a generic drug (Southern District of Texas).
    • Assisted in post-grant validity challenge of five patents related to oil and gas well completion technology (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
    • Assisted in post-grant validity defense of two challenged patents related to semiconductor manufacturing clean room technology (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
    • Assisted in post-grant validity challenge of patent related to advanced ceramics technology (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
    • Prepared advisory opinion regarding infringement of downhole drilling technology.
    • Prepared IP licensing agreement for large offshore drilling company related to deep water drilling equipment.
    • Assisted in defense of large telecommunications company against patent infringement claim involving graphics chip technology (International Trade Commission).
    • Assisted in defense of semiconductor manufacturer in appeal of patent infringement verdict related to electronic displays (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).
    • Drafted patent applications for large off-shore oil and gas well drilling company.
    • Drafted patent applications for large medical device entity.
  • Admissions
    • Texas State Bar License
    • US Patent & Trademark Attorney
  • Publications
  • Speaking engagements
    • "Copyright Law & Registration", Houston Association of Legal Professionals - Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property, November 5, 2016
  • Memberships and activities
    • Houston Bar Association, member
    • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, member
    • Boy Scouts of America
      • Eagle Scout (since 2005)
      • Austin troop, assistant scoutmaster (2012 - 2014)