Kevin Conneely is an experienced litigator, practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation with a focus on patent, trademark and copyright trials and arbitrations. Serving clients in a broad array of industries including consumer goods, software and communications, medical devices, business methods, and nutritional supplements, Kevin has handled a diverse case load throughout the country in state and federal trial courts, in arbitration proceedings, and on appeal.
As a seasoned patent litigator, Kevin is well-suited and ready to represent clients in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s new post-grant review (PGR) and inter-partes review (IPR) contested case proceedings, in conjunction with the firm's registered patent attorneys.
Kevin's litigation experience also extends to general commercial litigation including antitrust, contract and business torts. For more than 25 years Kevin has handled IP and general commercial cases through trials and appeals. While thoroughly versed in the vagaries of a litigated result, he actively works with clients to identify and implement sensible business solutions before suit and at each step along the litigation path.
Kevin has extensive appellate practice experience, having prepared and argued appeals in courts across the country. He is co-chair of Stinson Leonard Street LLP's Appellate Practice Committee, and in this role he is often asked to serve firm clients by consulting on appellate strategies and arguments in cases handled by others.
Kevin is a regular CLE speaker on IP and litigation topics. His recent speaking engagements are listed below.