With a rich background spanning more than twenty years in the technology sector, Kevin M. Pasquinelli stands out as a seasoned intellectual property litigator. His proficiency extends across diverse technological domains, including digital hardware, medical devices, system and enterprise software, telecommunications, and network management software. Kevin has effectively represented a wide-ranging client base, from emerging startups to Fortune 500 corporations, in disputes related to patents, trade secrets, licensing, and trademarks.

Kevin's profound comprehension of intricate technical subjects is rooted in a blend of practical experience and formal education. Prior to his legal career, he held various roles in technology and management at a multinational IT company and multiple Silicon Valley startups. Kevin holds an M.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

A graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Kevin received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. Currently, he leads the International Trademark Association's task force dedicated to crafting a licensing guide for non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

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Kevin Pasquinelli


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Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Courts:

  • Northern District of California
  • Western District of Washington
  • District of Colorado
  • District of Massachusetts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Santa Clara University School of Law J.D. (2006)
University of California, Santa Barbara M.S. in Computer Engineering (1986)
Santa Clara University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1984)
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Professional Associations

International Trademark Association
California Lawyers Association


Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation

Patent Litigation

Trade Secret Litigation

Trademark, Advertising, and Brand Litigation

Copyright Litigation

Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Trademark Prosecutions

Cancellation Proceedings

Opposition Proceeding

Trademark, Advertising
and Brand Disputes

Enforcement at the USPTO

Enforcements at major online retailers e.g. Amazon, eBay, AliBaba

Domain Disputes: UDRP

Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property & Technology

High Tech. Trade Secrets



Amazon Patent Disputes

Intellectual Property Consulting

Trademark Portfolio Advice and Management

Software and Copyright Protection

Patent Portfolio Advice

Infringement Analysis

Selected Clients

Represented the following clients.
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Topcon logo. Logo depicts topcon text with two blue oval above it.
Circle Logo. Logo depicts "circle" text in blue letters.
Geotag Logo. Logo depicts "Geo" in red text and "tag" in black text.
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Ultra Logo. Logo depicts thin Ultra font with white to gold gradient form top to bottom.
Cisco Logo. Cisco text in blue font.
Primax Logo. Logo depicts an x silhouette in an orange swoosh. Followed by blue text in all caps PRIMAX.
Silicon Designs Inc. Logo. Logo depicts a black square divided by four black squares. Next to SDI in black letters. Then Silicon Designs Inc. as white text on a red background. All above Advanced Accelerometers text.
Zippy Logo. Logo depicts all caps ZIPPY in blue thick letters, in front of a white background.
PCI Logo. Logo depicts white PCI letters in a red box.
June logo. Logo depicts june in black letters.
Lubchem logo. Logo depicts Lubchem text in black below red triangle with a white part in it.
Motion pro logo. Logo depicts "Motion Pro" text in handwritten font inside of a blue oval with a white underline.
Atria Logo. Logo depicts "atria" text in serif font, in green.
Mitu logo. Logo depicts white mitu text over a blue background.
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JelloLabs Logo. Logo depicts white text in a pink rectangle.
Trackr logo. Logo depicts "trackr" in thin black letters with a hexagon with a map pin inside it.
Sphero logo. Logo depicts sphero text in blue letters with a circle with eyes.
mlab logo. Logo depicts "mLab" text, "m" in black and "Lab" in yellow. With a lightbulb on the left.
Superior Logo. Logo depicts "Superior" text in all capitals. With a blue oval above it with a squiggly line through it.
Xero Logo. Logo depicts "xero" written in white text inside of a light blue circle.
Coda Logo. Logo depicts "Coda" text, with c and o drawn together from bottom of c to top of o. All in blue text.
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Employment History

May 2018 - January 2024 · 5 yrs 9 mos


Robins Kaplan LLP
Silicon Valley
July 2014 - May  2018

Attorney at Law

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
2006 - June 2014


Mount & Stoelker
2001 - 2002

Sr. Director of Product Marketing

Blue Pumpkin Software
2000 - 2001

Sr. Director of Product Marketing

Chordiant Software
1995 - 2000

Product Marketing & Sales Director

Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Wiley M. Manuel Pro Bono Certificate Award

California Lawyers Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2023)

Tau Beta Pi

National Engineering Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu

National Jesuit Honor Society

Hewlett Packard

Application Engineer of the Year (1988)

Community Service

Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Mandarin Academy, a non-profit Mandarin immersion school

Elder, West Valley Presbyterian Church

Publications, Speaches, and Events

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July 07, 2023

Two Us Trademark Cases Highlight Rogers Test Limits

Managing IP
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May 18, 2023


Kevin Pasquinelli - Law360
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May 20, 2019


Robins Kaplan LLP
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May 12, 2021

AI on the Edge: Legal Considerations for Artificial Intelligence Systems from Peripheral Devices

Moderator, Second Annual AI Legal Summit, Webinar
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November 21, 2019

Securing Data & Ensuring Privacy in Edge AI – A Technological & Legal Perspective

Edge AI Summit, Mountain View, California
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October 11, 2019

The Legal Risks and Implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Blacks in Technology Conference (BITCon), Minneapolis, Minnesota
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May 9, 2019

Insulating your AI system from IP claims and guarding its value

AI Legal Summit: Solutions for Averting IP and Privacy Litigation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, San Carlos, California
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March 6, 2019

IP Enforcement Protection 101

The Foundry Group presentation
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February 27, 2019

Trade Secrets Positioning and Damages

Bay Area In House Med-Tech Association, Mountain View, California
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May 5, 12, AND 19, 2021


Steven C. Carlson, Kevin M. Pasquinelli, Michael D. Reif, David A. Prange - Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT)
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November 20-21, 2019


Mountain View, CA
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October 9-12, 2019


Minneapolis, MN
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May 9, 2019


San Carlos, CA