Peter Kinsella is a partner in the firm's Technology Transactions & Privacy
and Intellectual Property practices. His practice is focused on advising
start-up, emerging and large companies on intellectual property, technology,
licensing and transaction matters. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Pete was a
partner with Faegre & Benson LLP. Prior to that, he worked in various legal
capacities with Qwest Communications International Inc. (formerly US WEST Inc.)
in Denver, CO and Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.
extensive experience structuring and negotiating domestic and international
agreements in the areas of cloud services, outsourcing, product development,
software development, technology transfer, consulting services,
telecommunications, data sharing, complex procurement arrangements, product
distribution and sales, contract manufacturing, OEM and ODM arrangements,
marketing and advertising services, content creation and distribution, corporate
sponsorships, and various types of patent, trademark and copyright licenses.
Pete regularly handles intellectual property issues in connection with public
and private company mergers and acquisitions. The value of several of these
transactions has exceeded one billion dollars. He also has significant
international experience, including holding company, transfer pricing, export
control and international distribution issues.
Pete has been materially
involved in a number of high profile intellectual property disputes in a variety
of industries, including the telecommunications, semiconductor, computer
networking, automotive, clean-tech and health sciences industries. In 2005, he
wrote significant portions of the appeal brief filed on behalf of AWH
Corporation in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit en
banc proceedings, Phillips v. AWH Corporation, concerning the procedures
that should be used to determine patent claim construction. Most recently, Pete
successfully represented a third-party semiconductor tooling manufacturer in
connection with a government ITC investigation seeking to ban the importation of
hard drives into the United States.
As a registered patent attorney,
Pete counsels clients on patent matters, including, infringement, validity, and
pre-litigation issues. While at US WEST Inc. he was responsible for managing
over 1500 trademark applications and registrations in 62 countries and all
trademark opposition and litigation proceedings.