Jeffrey Paul Kitchen

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5391
Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5391
Jeffrey Paul Kitchen

Jeffrey Paul Kitchen

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Biography

Jeff Kitchen is an intellectual property advisor and lawyer. Based in Houston, Texas, Jeff has significant experience advising and representing companies regarding patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and commercial issues. Jeff helps clients understand, secure, and enforce their rights in intellectual property assets and avoid and defend infringement and misappropriation claims. He represents clients in contract negotiations and before the US Patent and Trademark Office and US District Courts.


Professional experience

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  • JD, with honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
    • 2013 Louis T. Pirkey Prize for "best student paper on an intellectual property law topic"
    • Associate editor, Texas Law Review
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2011
  • Texas State Bar
  • US Patent & Trademark Attorney
  • Advised large, international oil and gas company regarding IP issues in multiple acquisitions of and investments in start-up companies having emerging technologies
  • Prepared IP license agreement as part of international joint development agreement for large hospital system
  • Represented large hospital system in negotiation of patient monitoring technology license
  • Represented mid-size construction services company in favorable negotiation of numerous commercial agreements related to soil stabilization technology
  • Represented mid-size construction company in favorable settlement of commercial dispute regarding restrictive covenants
  • Represented purchaser of oil and gas services company relating to intellectual property assets and risks
  • Prepared advisory opinion for large offshore drilling company regarding infringement of downhole drilling technology
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications to issuance related to geothermal well, modular building, oil well drilling, and soil stabilization technologies
  • Represented oilfield services provider before the Southern District of Texas in successful dismissal of patent infringement and contract claims relating to oil well fracturing technology; additional representation before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board in successful invalidation of many asserted patent claims
  • Represented large oil field services company before the Southern District of Texas in favorable settlement with patent infringer of oil and gas well cementing technology; additional representation before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board defending the patent claims
  • Represented large oil field services company before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board in successful validity challenges of five patents related to oil and gas well completion technology
  • Represented mid-size oil field logistics provider before the Southern District of Texas in favorable dismissal of patent infringement claims relating to proppant transportation technology; additional representation before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board challenging patent claims
  • Represented energy trading company in trade secret misappropriation claim against former employee
  • Represented indigent clients regarding FEMA appeal and divorce (pro bono)
  • "Copyright Law & Registration", Houston Association of Legal Professionals - Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property, November 5, 2016
  • Houston Bar Association, member
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, member
  • Boy Scouts of America - Eagle Scout (since 2005)
  • Houston Volunteer Prosecutors Program - Volunteer Prosecutor (summer of 2016)