Kevin E. Flynn

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  • 258 Canopy, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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  • Kevin E Flynn has been helping technology companies with patent issues for nearly 20 years. Kevin Flynn’s background makes him particularly interested in medical devices and in innovations relevant to green energy, green technology, and the emerging clean economy.
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Part engineer, part lawyer, part advocate, and part coach, Kevin E. Flynn uses all these skills to be a patent attorney. Initially trained in both Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, he later obtained a Master's Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. After working as an engineer and earning a Professional Engineering license from the State of North Carolina, he went back to school and earned his law degree with honors from Duke Law School. After a few years in patent litigation, including time spent with Fish & Neave in New York City, he moved to helping companies protect their ideas and avoid legal problems.

With a broad engineering background, he works for clients across a broad range of technologies. He helps clients decide where to spend their money to get the most value while seeking patents in the United States and abroad. Then he works collaboratively with the clients to create patent applications that are partly required technical disclosure. Equally important, the patent applications are also partly a sales pitch to help convince a patent examiner that this application is special and merits grant of patent status. In addition to helping clients obtain protection, he works with clients to help them avoid trouble with patents owned by others.

After working at a corporate law firm that specialized in assisting start-up companies, Kevin E. Flynn is very comfortable working directly with CTOs and CEOs in companies that do not have in-house lawyers.

He is a frequent speaker and commentator on intellectual property issues, especially those issues of particular relevance to entrepreneurial companies. He has been named repeatedly to the legal Elite for the category of Intellectual Property/Patent attorneys.

Areas of Practice (20)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Application-Drafting
  • Patent Prosecution-United States
  • Patent Prosecution-PCT
  • Patent Prosecution-Coordinating work Outside US
  • Medical Device Patents
  • Biomedical Inventions
  • Clean Energy / Green Economy Patents
  • Patents for Instruments or Measurement Devices
  • Patents for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Electromechanical Inventions
  • Multidisciplinary Inventions
  • Design Patents
  • Method Patents
  • Electro-Mechanical Patents
  • Mechanical Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Opinions-Validity/Invalidity
  • Patent Opinions-Infringement/Non-Infringement
  • Patent Issues-SBIR/STTR Grants
  • General Intellectual Property Advice for Start Up Companies

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-839-4621  Phone
919-818-9147  Phone
919-869-1522  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4655, Pittsboro, NC 27312
University Attended:
Duke University School of Engineering, now Pratt, B.S.E., Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, 1982; San Jose State University, M.S.E., Industrial & Systems Engineering, 1985
Law School Attended:
Duke University, J.D., with honors, 1992
Year of First Admission:
1993, registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1996, North Carolina; 1993, New York
American Intellectual Property Law Association. North Carolina Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section.
Special Agencies:
Unites States Patent and Trademark Office.
I Speak To Business Owners and Inventors In A Language They Understand Rather Than Legalese
Birth Information:
New Providence, New Jersey, 1960
Reported Cases:
A quick link to recently issued patents is Samples of work include:US Patent No. 9,320, 371 Methods for Mounting Footballs; US Patent No. 9,238,055 Method for Establishing Drill Trajectory for Dental Implants; US Patent No. 9,200,890 Uninterrupted Alternating Air Circulation for Continuous Drying Lumber Kilns; US Patent No. 9,149,133 Methods for Using Ball Mount Assemblies with Inelastic Bands; US Design Pat. No. D738,360 for Network Protector Master Relay; US Patent No. 9,121,675 for Barrier for Absorbing Live Fire Ammunition and Uses Thereof; US Patent No. 9,119,485 for Football Wall Mount Assembly; US Patent No. 8,932,360 for Implants for Spinal Therapy; US Patent No. 8,910,542 Patel for Domestic Appliance Having a Rotary Switch and Domestic Appliance; US Patent No. 8,860,353 Protection for Network Protector Close Motor; US Patent No. 8,858,687 Filter Assembly with Dynamic Filter Media; US Patent No. 8,829,412 Remote Monitoring of Glow Tube Light Output Including a Logic Unit Maintaining an Indication of a Monitored Glow Tube Discharge While No Discharge is Detected; US Patent No. 8,801,608 for Two-stage Spinal Access Channel with Psoas Docking; US Patent No. 8,795, 167 Spinal Therapy Lateral Approach Access Instruments; US Patent No. 8,747,472 for Spinal Therapy Device with Fixated Distraction Distance; US Patent No. 8,696,672 Abrading Tool for Preparing Intervertebral Disc Spaces; US Patent No. 8,687, 501 Automatic Detection and Configuration of Ethernet OAM Protocols; US Patent No. 8,575, 505 for Illuminated Button for an Operator Control Arrangement, Operator Control Arrangement and Domestic Appliance; US Patent No. 8,568,306 for Surgical Retractor System; US Patent No. 8,523,918 for Therapy to Adjacent Motion Segments; US Design Pat. No. D687,211 Concealing Cover-up with Integrated Pockets; US Patent No. 8,404,071 for Rapid Film Bonding Using Pattern Printed Adhesive; US Patent No. 8,328,847 for Assemblies for Provision of Therapy to Motion Segments; US Patent No. 8,328,846 Prosthetic Nucleus with a Preformed Membrane; US Design Pat. No. D671,072 for Base for a Clean Energy Information Kiosk; US Patent No. 8,266,789 for Device for the Production of Cable Harnesses; US Design Pat. No. D662, 225 for Precast Panel for Use in a Live-Fire Training Structure; US Patent No. 8,167, 947 Methods for Push Distraction and for Provision of Therapy to Adjacent Motion Segments; US Patent No. 8,088,147 Multi-Membrane Prosthetic Nucleus; US Patent No. 8,082,255 for Branding Digital Content; US Patent No. 8,042,687 for Hemostatic Clip Cartridge; US Patent No. 8,038,680 for Drivers for Inserts to Bone Anchors; US Patent No. 7,987,058 for Self-learning Reverse Power Flow Detection; US Patent No. 7,938,836 for Driver Assembly for Simultaneous Axial Delivery of Spinal Implants; US Patent No. 7883,451 for Methods of Applying Treadle Stimulus; US Design Pat. No. D631,937 for Stackable Conductive Tray; US Patent No. 7,874,167 for Method and Apparatus for Producing Surgical Slush; US Patent No. 7,835,472 for Method of Testing Remote Power Line Carrier Pick-up Coil with a Sweep Wave; US Patent No. 7,835,471 for Method for Testing Remote Power Carrier Pick-up Coil with a Single Test Frequency; US Patent No. 7,826,538 Remote Determination of Network Transmitter Identity and Output Strength; US Patent No. 7,808,128 Remote Determination of Control Decisions for Network Protectors; US Patent No. 7,776,068 for SPINAL MOTION PRESERVATION ASSEMBLIES; US Patent No. 7,808,128 for REMOTE MONITORING OF CONTROL DECISIONS OF NETWORK PROTECTORS; US Patent No. 7,874,167 for METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SLUSH; US Patent No. 7,987,058 for SELF-LEARNING REVERSE POWER FLOW DETECTION; US Patent No. 8,038,680 for DRIVERS FOR INSERTS TO BONE ANCHORS; US Patent No. 8,042,687 for HEMOSTATIC CLIP CARTRIDGE; US Patent No. 8,082,255 for BRANDING DIGITAL CONTENT; US Design Pat. No. D584, 223 for MOBILE SOLAR ARRAY.
Provide support to a variety of due diligence reviews of patent assets by venture capitalists or others acquiring all or part ownership of technology; support licensing work for patent licenses. Help patent owners comply with rules for SBIR grants.
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