Kevin Shenkman is experienced in handling a wide variety of litigation matters from the initial pleadings through trial.  Kevin's litigation expertise ranges from patent enforcement matters and complex business litigation to consumer class action.

Kevin has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, the successful prosecution of patents, and licensing.  He has also successfully litigated other types of civil disputes, including claims relating to construction, legal malpractice, labor and employment, bankruptcy preferential payments, shareholder relations and breach of contract.

Kevin has also handled some of the largest disputes involving patents and copyrights in recent history. He has successfully licensed and enforced numerous patent portfolios relating to, among other things, digital media transmission, computer docking stations, and database searching. In the copyright arena, he was part of the team that defended the leading distributor of peer-to-peer software, in the most notable copyright case of the last twenty years – MGM v. Grokster. He represented the only defendant in the case that did not lose on summary judgment or agree to shut down its operations.

With his engineering background, Kevin has been successful in representing clients in a variety of litigation matters and disputes of a technical nature, in addition to patent litigation. For example, Kevin was part of the team that successfully defended antitrust litigation relating to the Skype VoIP protocol.


Some representative matters on which Kevin has been lead counsel include:

  • Represented amusement park engineering firm in patent infringement action – Settled favorably on confidential terms after obtaining summary judgment.
  • Represented fellow attorney in financial fraud action – Obtained jury verdict and judgment on causes of action for fraud, breach of contract, statutory disgorgement, and constructive trust, after obtaining permission from the bankruptcy court to proceed with the case; client was awarded punitive damages and attorneys’ fees in addition to compensatory and statutory damages.
  • Represented the largest manufacturer and importer of cigarette lighters, along with its key U.S. distributor in trademark and copyright infringement action – Defeated defendant’s summary judgment motion; confidential settlement is pending.
  • Represented group of property owners in contract action – obtained summary judgment; client awarded attorneys’ fees.
  • Obtained dismissal of bankruptcy adversary action on behalf of software developer.
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of a class of over 1,000 members of a golf and campground resort.
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