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Education

  • Stanford University, B.S. electrical engineering (1988)
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. (1993)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Professional Experience

  • Northwestern University School of Law
    Adjunct Professor of Law, Patent Prosecution, Spring 2010–Spring 2014 
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    Adjunct Professor of Law, Patent Prosecution, Spring 2009 
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
    Adjunct Professor of Law, Patent Prosecution, Fall 2007 and 2008 
  • Trimble Navigation
    Member of Technical Staff, August 1988–July 1990 
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Staff Research Assistant—Group T-3, June–August 1988
    Undergraduate Technical Aide—Group T-3, June–September 1987

Kent E. Genin

Senior Counsel
Chicago
kgenin@crowell.com
Phone: +1 312.321.7732
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

Kent Genin focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution, and has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications both inside the U.S. and internationally. Kent guides clients on developing and managing their patent portfolios and helps them develop strategies for weighing opportunities and costs when considering international patent protection. His work has involved a wide variety of technologies and business areas, including communications systems, memory devices, software, business methods, medical devices, automotive technology, and manufacturing equipment. Kent also counsels clients regarding patentability, validity, infringement, and licensing issues.

With a background in electrical engineering, Kent has the deep technical knowledge necessary to quickly grasp an inventor’s work and focus on what needs protecting. He believes in zeroing in on the highest value technologies that drive his clients’ business goals and securing tailored patent protection.

Throughout his legal career, Kent has served as adjunct faculty at several prominent law schools, including Northwestern, Loyola, and Valparaiso. His teaching background keeps him informed on developments in patent law; by staying informed and understanding his clients’ business goals, Kent is able to advise on all the options they have available to them and work out tailored solutions to protect their crucial innovations.



Recognition

  • Legal 500, Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2014 
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2009–2012, 2014–2016


Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association

Admissions

Admitted to practice: Illinois, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit



Representative Engagements

  • Pro Tech Monitoring, Inc. v. Elmo-Tech, Ltd. and ADT Security Systems, Inc. (M.D. Fla. 2004). Represented defendants in patent infringement action relating to electronic monitoring of parolees. 
  • Optobionics v. Peyman (N.D. Ill. 2002). Represented plaintiff in matter involving misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and Lanham Act violation relating to artificial retina devices. 
  • Peyman v. Optobionics (E.D. La. 2002). Represented defendant in declaratory judgment breach of contract action relating to artificial retina devices. 
  • BI Incorporated v. Elmo-Tech Ltd. and SecurityLink, Inc., D. Colorado, Case No. 01-N-1568. Represented defendants in patent infringement action relating to electronic monitoring of parolees. 
  • Varis v. Scitex Digital Printing, Inc. and Scitex Corporation Ltd., S.D. Ohio, Western Division at Dayton, Case Nos. C-3-99-336 and C-3-00-072, 1999-2001. Represented defendants in patent infringement action involving high-speed digital printing technology.


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