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Perkins Coie Bolsters Intellectual Property Practice

Monday, March 18, 2013

Brian Kinnear Brings Extensive Patent Prosecution and Litigation Experience to Denver Office

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Brian Kinnear has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as a Partner in the Denver office. He was previously a Partner at Holland & Hart LLP.

Kinnear focuses his practice on patent prosecution, counseling and litigation, and provides intellectual property counsel to a range of businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations. He regularly manages diverse and worldwide patent portfolios and ensures technology is protected in the United States, while simultaneously protecting inventions across the globe. Earlier in his career, Kinnear worked as an engineer with the Department of Defense and as an instrumentation and control engineer for ABB Impell Corporation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian to the firm, where his dual background in engineering and the law will be invaluable to our clients as they navigate complex intellectual property issues,” said Len MacPhee, Office Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s Denver Office. “His technical experience in a wide range of industries, from biomedical devices to sporting equipment, is a terrific complement to the interdisciplinary approach of our IP practice.”

Kinnear earned his J.D., with distinction, from George Mason University School of Law, where he served as Assistant Business Editor of the George Mason Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Western New England College and was President of the Engineering Honor Society.

About Perkins Coie

Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations. For more information, please visit

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