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Kevin Kercher

Partner

St. Louis
314 552 6345 direct
314 667 3633 fax

Kevin’s practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets and related areas.

As a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Kevin’s significant technical experience includes preparation and prosecution of a vast range of patent applications comprised of complex business processes, computer software and hardware, internet-related applications, and complex electronic, electromechanical, mechanical and chemical arts applications. Kevin’s extensive experience in matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office includes oral arguments with patent examiners and successfully reversing rejections through the appeals process.

Kevin has also prepared and negotiated a wide variety of technology agreements, including licensing and joint development agreements. Kevin’s experience also extends to intellectual property provisions in government contracts.

Through his intellectual property work, Kevin has traveled extensively in the U.S. and worldwide, including China, Germany, England, Japan, Scotland, Denmark and Malaysia.

TCLEs

TC Rewind 2014 - The Protection of IP When Working in the Federal Government & Commercial Markets

Licensing for the Government Contractor

Publications

"Business Process Patents–Are You Prepared for Electronic Commerce?"
Terralex Intellectual Property Newsletter, Sixth Ed

Presentations

"Cloud Services for Healthcare Providers: Data Privacy and Security Toolkit - Transaction Risk Mitigation and Implementation Guidance for Healthcare Providers,"
Licensing Executives Society-Chicago Chapter, Chicago, Illinois (March 17, 2016)

"Translating Science into Economic Development,"
St. Louis Institute of Nanoscience & Nanomedicine, St. Louis, Missouri (December 12, 2015)

"New Developments in Patentability and Licensing Considerations,"
St. Louis Institute of Nanoscience & Nanomedicine, St. Louis, Missouri (November 12, 2015)

"Technology Transfer and Licensing Challenges,"
Biomedical Engineering Society 2015 Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida (October 8, 2015)

"Software License Agreements,"
Saab Sensis Corporation, East Syracuse, New York (June 25, 2015)

"Translating Science into Economic Development,"
St. Louis Institute of Nanoscience & Nanomedicine, St. Louis, Missouri (November 22, 2014)

"End User License Agreements (EULA),"
The Center for Emerging Technologies, St. Louis, Missouri (October 28, 2014)

"Licensing for the Government Contractor,"
St. Louis, Missouri (March 20, 2014)

"Software Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights,"
Missouri Institute of Mental Health, St. Louis, Missouri (January 28, 2014)

"TC Rewind 2014 - Where Two Worlds Collide: The Protection of Intellectual Property When Working in the Federal Government & Commercial Markets,"
St. Louis, Missouri (June 14, 2014)

"Protecting and Licensing Software Inventions,"
Licensing Executives Society-St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri (July 18, 2013)

"Translating Science into Economic Development,"
St. Louis Institute of Nanoscience & Nanomedicine Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri (May 5, 2013)

"The Positive and Negative Effects of Intellectual Property on a Transaction,"
Center for Emerging Technologies, St. Louis, Missouri (May 11, 2011)

"What You Can Protect: Gaining a Competitive Edge Through Business Method Patents,"
Missouri Bar/Missouri Judicial Conference Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri (September 22, 2005)