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, and licensing. He has worked on 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).
Kenny 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.
Additionally, Kenny prepares and prosecutes patent applications in various technologies, including computer software, cloud and parallel computing, e-commerce, computer vision, graphics processing, telecommunications, near field communication (NFC), 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. Specifically, in software engineering, he has experience working on the “LAMP stack,” which includes Linux®, Apache®, MySQL®, and PHP®. Further, he has experience in creating and optimizing applications for the Android® operating system.
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 on next-generation technology produced by the University.
Kenny obtained his undergraduate degree at Clemson University while participating in the pole vault on the varsity track and field team. Additionally, he was a member of the Clemson University IEEE Southeast Conference Robotics Team.