University of Washington, 2005

Comparative Legal Studies

Temple University Japan, Spring and Fall Semesters, 2004


Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2002



U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



Japanese (Conversational)

Kevin Jones is a partner at TechKnowledge Law Group LLP. His practice focuses on licensing and litigation of U.S. patents, including representation of foreign companies in U.S. disputes. He has extensive experience in the U.S. International Trade Commission, Northern District of California, Eastern District of Texas, and District of Delaware. He also has experience in adversarial patent licensing negotiations, commercial litigation, and international arbitration.

Prior to co-founding TechKnowledge Law Group LLP, Kevin studied and practiced law in Japan for several years. He frequently visits both Japan and Taiwan, where he represents companies and lectures on U.S. and international legal topics.

Kevin has a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering and previously worked as a Systems Engineer for Honeywell's Aerospace Electronics division. Prior to TechKnowledge Law Group LLP, he worked as an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and later at Morrison Foerster in Tokyo.

Kevin is admitted to practice in California, the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Michigan, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Professional Experience

Acer Inc. (ITC, ND Cal, ED Tex, Del) Kevin represents and has represented Acer in several patent infringement disputes in various courts across the United States, including suits brought by Hewlett Packard, Innovative Display Technologies, Round Rock Research, Sota Semiconductor, U.S. Ethernet Innovations, Andrea Electronics Corporation, Datatech IP, Florida Atlantic University Research Corporation, Multiplayer Network Innovations, Microlinc, Tierra Intelectual Borinquen, and Touchscreen Gestures in the ITC, Delaware, E.D. Texas, and N.D. California. He has served as lead counsel on several litigations for Acer. Kevin additionally participates in pre-litigation licensing and counseling, including one-way and industry-wide cross licenses.

Nanya Technology Corporation. (ITC) Kevin represented Nanya against Elpida in offensive and defensive ITC investigations. At trial, Kevin examined fact and expert witnesses for a patent covering on-die termination circuitry in DRAM.

Home Semiconductor, Inc. (Del) Kevin currently represents Home Semiconductor in a patent litigation against several Samsung entities relating to DRAM address circuitry and manufacturing process technologies.

Funai Electric Co. (ITC) Kevin represented Funai in its enforcement of patents relating to digital televisions in the ITC, resulting in a finding by the Commission that nearly a dozen companies infringed a valid patent.

Intel Corporation. (ED Tex) Kevin represented Intel in a patent litigation brought by BIAX Corporation involving parallel processing.

ProMOS Technologies. (Del) Kevin represented ProMOS in a patent litigation brought by HSM Portfolio in the District of Delaware related to TPL/HSM's "Fast Logic" portfolio.

MiTAC International Corporation. (ED Tex, ED Va.) Kevin has represented MiTAC in several patent litigations, including cases brought by Innovative Display Technologies, Visteon Global Technologies, Cuozzo Speed Technologies, and others.

TDK Corporation. (Del) Kevin represented TDK Corporation and affiliates in a patent litigation brought by MagSil Corporation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology related to magnetic hard drives in the District of Delaware.

Surpass Tech Innovation LLC. (Del) Kevin currently represents Surpass in several cases in the District of Delaware asserting patent infringement byseveral defendants related to LCD display technology.

Beacon Navigation GmbH. (ITC and ED Mich) Kevin represents Beacon Navigation in several patent litigations brought against several major automakers in cases pending in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Compal Electronics, Inc. (ND Cal) Kevin represented Compal through a jury trial in N.D. Cal. in a patent litigation brought by Samsung involving PC architectures.

Patent Prosecution and Reexamination. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Kevin has additionally prosecuted patent applications in various technical areas and has experience in both ex parte reexaminations and inter partes review proceedings.

Speeches & Programs

Kevin has given lectures in Taiwan and Japan on U.S. patent and litigation issues, including at the Osaka Institute of Technology, Temple University Japan, and at numerous companies.