Kenneth A. Knox
Law SchoolFlorida State University College of Law, J.D., 2011
undergraduate/graduateClemson University, B.S. Computer Engineering, 2008
Kenny helps companies and individual inventors with complex intellectual property issues in all areas, including litigation, post-grant procedures, strategic counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and licensing. He has litigated patent disputes in various U.S. district courts as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
In the area of intellectual property enforcement, Kenny works with corporations in procuring foreign intellectual property rights, securing trademark and patent rights with foreign customs offices, and shutting down infringing operations and websites selling counterfeit goods. Kenny has extensive experience in working with foreign associates in China, namely, by overseeing trademark litigation in Shanghai as well as overseeing investigations against counterfeiters throughout China. Kenny also has been successful in transferring ownership of infringing domain names through negotiations and under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution (UDRP) Policy in disputes through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Kenny also has substantial experience in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO including inter partes review (IPR), ex parte reexamination, and the transitional program for covered business method patents (CBM). With respect to defensive strategies, he has supervised prior art searches and filed third-party preissuance submissions with the USPTO.
In the area of patent preparation and prosecution, Kenny prepares and prosecutes patent applications in various technologies, including computer software, cloud computing, computer virtualization, e-commerce, computer vision, parallel graphics processing, telecommunications, medical devices, computer databases, and electrical circuits.
Previously an engineer, Kenny has significant engineering experience in web and mobile application development, e-commerce, computer networking, robotics, and telecommunications. In the field of software engineering, he has experience working on the “LAMP stack,” which includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP development. Further, he has experience in building mobile applications for the Android operating system and completed a co-op assignment with AT&T.
Kenny attended the Florida State University College of Law where he was the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society. While in law school, he worked at the Florida State University Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization where he conducted patentability and marketing assessments for technology produced at Florida State.
Kenny obtained his undergraduate degree at Clemson University while competing in the pole vault on the varsity track and field team. He was awarded ACC Academic Honor Roll while a student athlete. Additionally, he was a member of the Clemson University IEEE Southeast Conference Robotics Team where he competed in robot competitions.