Kevin Collins

Kevin B. Collins

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5598



  • 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 having argued Federal Circuit appeals in patent cases.

Mr. Collins is registered to and practices before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and also has litigated a number of Section 337 actions before the International Trade Commission.

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

  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers for Intellectual Property (2014-2015)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Legal 500 US, Trade Secrets (Litigation) (2014-2015)   
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, IP Litigation (2014-2015)

Pro Bono

  • Mr. Collins maintains an 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. Mr. Collins has served as lead counsel in more than two dozen criminal jury trials.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member

Publications and Speeches

  • "Trial of a Patent Case," ALI-ABA (September 2006, February 2008, October 2011 and May 2013), Faculty Member
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