Kevin W. King

Kevin W. King: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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Chair of the Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Medical Devices practice team, Kevin King has deep experience in intellectual property issues in the medical device, drug delivery and other biomedical industries. He counsels clients in the medical device industry with intellectual property issues, including patents, licensing, and trade secrets. Kevin works closely with start-up companies to help with the critical early development stages of intellectual property. He focuses on domestic and international patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling for chemical, mechanical and biomedical technologies, including implantable drug delivery systems, biological tissue grafts, surgical adhesives, pharmaceutical formulations, surgical tools, diagnostic sensors, vascular closures, and microneedles. He also performs related work for a number of renowned research universities, as well as for cardiologists, urologists, and other entrepreneurs.

Kevin leveraged his substantive understanding of intellectual property issues to help one medical device company build a portfolio of more than 150 domestic and foreign patents and applications that protects the client’s pioneering technology for a new generation of implantable drug delivery and biosensing devices. He has helped guide patent strategy in matters ranging from protecting a novel urological drug delivery device platform to providing patent clearance opinions for several different cardiovascular medical technologies. Kevin also successfully challenged a number of competitor patents for his clients through U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examination proceedings.

Selected Experience

Undertook IP due diligence and freedom-to-operate analysis for a medical device company in its $22 million purchase of a cardiovascular products company.
Helped a client build a portfolio of 150 patents to protect a pioneering implantable medical device.
Represented a university in patenting innovations in microneedles for ocular and transdermal drug delivery.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of biotechnology law (2017)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of patent law (2013-2019) and biotechnology law (2015-2019)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2005-2006)

Selected for inclusion in IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (2013, 2018)


“Much of my work is with start-up companies and universities that are developing new innovations in the medical technology field.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: A Little Rule With Big Implications: USPTO Implements New Fee Schedule Including a 75% Reduction in Patent Fees for Applicants Qualifying for Micro Entity Status (March 28, 2013)
On March 19, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a new fee schedule as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Act). Among numerous changes in the fees ...

Legal Alert: Federal Circuit Holds Contribution of Patent Claim Element Insufficient to Trigger Co-Inventorship (March 16, 2009)

Legal Alert: Patent Term Adjustment Determinations May Be Affected Following District Court Decision (October 30, 2008)

Legal Alert: U.S. Patent Office Issues Final Rule on Ex Parte Patent Appeals (June 16, 2008)

Legal Alert: Tafas v. Dudas: Court Declares USPTO Patent Examination Rule Changes Null and Void (April 3, 2008)

Legal Alert: U.S. District Court Enjoins Implementation of New Patent Rule Changes (November 2, 2007)

Legal Alert: Patent Examination Guidelines and New Rules Update (October 17, 2007)

Legal Alert: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Revises Its Rules on Continued Examination Filings, Patentably Indistinct Claims, and Examination of Claims (August 23, 2007)


Maximizing Patent Damages: Provisional Rights And Marking (July 18, 2017)
To justify the substantial effort and expense required to enforce a patent, a patentee often needs to be able to collect damages for past infringement. That is, obtaining a prospective injunction ...

2007 Intellectual Property -- Topics for Corporate Lawyers (2007) (2007)
26th Annual Business Law Institute

Use of Incorporation By Reference in Patents (March 2007)
Reprinted with permission Law Journal Newsletters - Patent Strategy & Management


Hot Topics in the Medical Device Industry (February 19, 2013)
SEMDA Annual Conference
Sutherland Partner Kevin W. King is speaking at the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) 2013 Annual Conference on February 19, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin will participate in a panel ...

SEMDA 2010 Investor Conference (March 25, 2010)

Hot Topics in Patent Procurement and IP Strategy (March 13, 2008)
SEMDA 2008 Investor Conference
Sutherland Partner Kevin W. King is speaking at the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) 2008 Investor Conference on Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin's presentation ...

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Chemical Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • IP Licensing & Transfers
  • Medical Devices
  • Patents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Universities & Research Institutes

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.Ch.E.
Law School Attended:
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1997, Georgia

Professional Activities
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Georgia Biotechnology Industry Organization (GaBio)

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Peer Reviews

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