Kevin B. Collins

Partner

kcollins@cov.com
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Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
Tel: 202.662.5598


 

Practices

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Education

  • Temple University, LL.M., 2007
    • Trial Advocacy
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1992
    • magna cum laude
    • University of Baltimore Law Review, Associate Editor (1991-1992)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S.M.E., 1987
    • Mechanical Engineering

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Robert L. Karwacki, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1992-1993

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


Kevin Collins is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group and is resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  Mr. Collins has represented clients in a wide variety of patent and trademark matters in various forums, including United States District Courts throughout the Country.  Mr. Collins also has significant appellate experience, including arguing two Federal Circuit appeals in patent cases within the last year.

Mr. Collins is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has litigated patent matters before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences as well as before the International Trade Commission in Section 337 actions.

Mr. Collins has substantial patent litigation experience with software, business methods, web-based applications, semiconductor fabrication, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and consumer leisure and personal care products.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented comScore in 2011 in the Eastern District of Virginia in two patent infringement cases involving patents directed to measuring online activities and website traffic. comScore, Inc. v. The Nielsen Company (US), LLC, et al., No. 1:11-cv-290-LMB-TRJ and The Nielsen Company v. comScore, Inc., C.A. No. 2:11-cv-00168-MSD -TEM.
  • Successfully obtained an early summary judgment for MySpace invalidating all claims in four asserted patents directed to web-accessible databases.  MySpace Inc. v. GraphOn Corp. (N.D. Cal. 3:2010-cv-00604).
  • Successfully represented Agere Systems in litigation and arbitration to force Agere’s licensee to honor its obligations under a complex patent license agreement relating to semiconductor fabrication.  Agere Systems Inc. v. Macronix International Co., Case No. 01-CV-7820 (S.D.N.Y.) & AAA Arbitration No. 50-T-133-00079-02.
  • Successful defense of Unilever in the district court and on appeal in the Federal Circuit from patent infringement claims brought by Kao related to Pond’s cosmetic pore strips. Kao Corp. v. Unilever, 441 F.3d 963 (Fed. Cir. 2006), aff’g 334 F. Supp. 2d 527 (D. Del. 2004).
  • Successful defense of a leading vaccine manufacturer against patent infringement claims brought by patentee on patents purporting to claim certain vaccine immunization schedules that minimize risks of autoimmune disorders.
  • Represented a leading sportswear company before the ITC in a 337 proceeding to enforce its patents to bar imports of knock-offs that infringed the company’s patents.  In re Certain Ear Protection Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-518 (I.T.C.).

Previous Experience

  • Westinghouse Electric Corp., Mechanical Engineer (1987-1989)

Honors and Rankings

  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2012)

Pro Bono

  • Mr. Collins maintains a very active pro bono trial practice representing numerous indigent defendants in criminal proceedings in various courts, including the Circuit Courts for Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, Member
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member

Publications and Speeches

  • "Trial of a Patent Case," ALI-ABA (September 2006, February 2008 and October 2011), Faculty Member
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