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Kevin Richards
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5256 krichards@cov.com Download V-card

Kevin Richards is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, where he focuses his practice on patent litigation and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Having worked as a patent examiner and clerked at both the district court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Mr. Richards has extensive experience with the adjudicatory bodies evaluating patent cases.

From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Richards clerked for Judge Alan D. Lourie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. From 2014 to 2015, he clerked for Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

  • Represented Samsung in a patent infringement action brought against it in the Eastern District of Virginia, in which the district court held all claims invalid as directed to unpatentable subject matter on a Rule 12 motion. SmarTEN LLC v. Samsung Elecs. Am., Inc., No. 1:17cv1381, 2018 WL 1368268 (E.D. Va. March 16, 2018). The matter is on appeal.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter
  • Giles S. Rich Inn of Court

Previous Experience

  • Mr. Richards was a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office from 2008-2011, where he examined patent applications directed to computer security.