Kevin Crosby - Attorney at Law

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Post Office Box 2328 (33303-9998)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

P 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112
D 954-761-7510

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Biography

Kevin is board certified in intellectual property law by The Florida Bar and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is a shareholder in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and has been a registered patent attorney practicing exclusively in the field of intellectual property law since 1987.  His experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition and computer and Internet law.  He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in many complex patent, trademark and copyright disputes and has obtained hundreds of patents and trademark and copyright registrations.  Kevin is the editor of the Florida Chapter of the International Trademark Association’s treatise titled State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.

Kevin’s practice focuses primarily on procuring, enforcing and counseling clients in connection with utility and design patents, trademarks, copyrights, computer law, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secrets and Internet matters across the United States.  He represents clients’ interests in all federal courts in the country and in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

As a registered patent attorney, Kevin includes the following in his practice: conducting patentability and infringement investigations, preparation of and rendering opinions on those investigations, and preparation and prosecution of utility and design patent applications (both domestic and international).  Kevin has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, including reissue applications, and has been involved in many reexamination proceedings and appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Kevin’s trademark practice involves conducting registrability and clearance-to-use investigations and securing registrations for clients’ trade and service marks both in the U.S. and abroad.  He counsels clients in the selection, adoption, use, licensing and enforcement of their marks. 

Kevin’s copyright practice includes procuring and enforcing copyright registrations for original works of authorship and enforcing and defending claims of copyright infringement.  He has litigated copyright infringement claims in a diverse range of fields, including those involving software, architectural drawings and photographic works. 

Kevin counsels clients in connection with contractual matters and regularly negotiates and drafts licensing, settlement, software, website hosting, work-for-hire and employment agreements.  He has conducted large-scale due diligence investigations in connection with mergers, asset sales and entity acquisitions.  Kevin is experienced in drafting and negotiating licenses and transfers of all forms of intellectual property. 

 

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Background

Kevin was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering in 1983 from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and received his juris doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 1986.  Kevin was the captain of the Rutgers ice hockey team during his senior year.  

Education
  • Rutgers University, B.S., mechanical and aerospace engineering (1983)
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Law, J.D. (1986) 
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court   , Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, 11th Circuit and Federal Circuit
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Board certified in intellectual property law 
    • Business Law Section, Member
    • Computer Law Committee
    • Intellectual Property Law Committee
    • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Section, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida
  • Federal Bar Association 
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009, 2011-2017
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," 2011 
Civic
  • Community Service Award, Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, May 2010 
Articles & Publications
  • Author, "Understanding Changes in U.S. Design Patent Law," Daily Business Review, December 2015
  • Author and Editor, State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, International Trademark Association, Florida Chapter (each year since first year of publication)
Presentations & Seminars
  • Speaker, "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Patent Infringement Litigation," Law Seminars Int'l, Pre and Early Stage Patent Litigation, January, 2005
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