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About Kevin

Kevin Tamm focuses his practice on transactional intellectual property issues for large and mid-size corporate clients. His representation includes patent prosecution regarding chemical and mechanical arts, trademark prosecution and oppositions along with copyright registration; post-grant reviews, including inter partes reviews; intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and freedom to operate. Kevin counsels and represents his clients in the areas of patentability and intellectual property asset management, specifically in the fields of energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, specialty and organic chemicals, control systems, medical devices and small molecules. He also has experience prosecuting United States and foreign patents for large corporate clients, universities and independent inventors, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

A unique quality that Kevin bring to his practice is his background in chemical engineering. He held a chemical associate position at an engineering consulting firm after earning his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. While in law school, he was also a legal extern for the Honorable Michael R. Barrett in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and worked in the legal department of GE Aviation.         


Recent Notable Matters

Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. — acquisition of Prime Window Systems, LLC

FPUSA — filing two inter partes review petitions, both of which were instituted on all challenged claims

Publications and Speeches

"Licensor and Licensee Patent Marking Duties and Available Infringement Damages in light of Federal Circuit’s Arctic Cat v. Bombardier," LES, May 29, 2020

“Strategic Licensing for Business Development,” LES, April 23-24, 2020.

"Inter Partes Review Changes How Patent Cases Are Appealed," Texas Lawyer, May 16, 2018.

“Differing IP Enforcement on Three Continents,” Today’s General Counsel, December 2015.

“Effective IP Enforcement Is Taking Shape In China,” Law360, October 2015.

“Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in China,” Asian Oil & Gas, August 7, 2015.

“Checking It Twice: Verify Facts and Arguments on Prior Art to Avoid Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution,” Faegrebd.com, September 2014.

“What is the Federal Circuit’s Issue with USPTO Patent Reexamination Proceedings?” Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 1103, June 2013.

“Practical Considerations for Using Evidence of Unexpected Synergistic Results in Patent Prosecution,” UC Law Review Blog, April 2013.

“The Class Action Fairness Act and ‘Colorable Reasons’ for Separate Class Actions,” Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 313, February 2013.



University of Cincinnati College of Law,
magna cum laude
University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering,
B.S., Chemical Engineering
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Licensing Executive Society
Leadership Committee, 2015 - 2017
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, 2015 - 2017





University of Cincinnati College of Law
Cincinnati Law Review
Managing Editor and Blog Editor
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Cincinnati Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal
Founding Leadership
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Order of the Coif