Kevin Bell has a diverse practice representing national and multi-national corporations, startup companies, universities and organizations in complex intellectual property litigation and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress and unfair competition. Mr. Bell has extensive experience in licensing intellectual property and regularly provides strategic counseling to entities regarding development and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios. He represents clients on matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and works closely with members of Porzio's regulatory and compliance practices on specific issues related to the Food and Drug Administration.
Mr. Bell is also actively involved with the firm's corporate practice, advising on intellectual property matters that arise in corporate mergers, acquisitions and other due diligence transactions. He is a firm leader, representing his peers as a member of Porzio's Management Committee.
Mr. Bell's practice focuses primarily on litigating complex intellectual property disputes before federal district courts, the ITC, the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and various alternative dispute resolution forums. Often, these disputes involve large patent portfolios and are litigated simultaneously in the U.S. and across multiple foreign jurisdictions. Mr. Bell represents companies in a broad range of technologies that include chemical, biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, dietary supplement, software, semi-conductor and computer science related matters. Mr. Bell has developed a substantial practice representing U.S. and international companies and inventors in the life sciences industry, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights in groundbreaking technologies and products. As part of his practice, Mr. Bell has successfully developed and implemented novel patent damages and economic theories to obtain substantial monetary damages awards on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Bell is frequently retained to counsel U.S. and international clients on managing and monetizing their intellectual property assets. He works with companies and universities to develop strategies that generate revenue from their intellectual property assets, while also advising on how to decrease costs in maintaining and exploiting existing portfolios. Mr. Bell has extensive experience in assisting clients in creatively and successfully licensing, selling and acquiring intellectual property in several industry sectors.
Mr. Bell also maintains a practice in the area of sports and entertainment law. He represents individual and corporate clients on a broad range of legal matters, including negotiating contracts, endorsements, advertising and merchandising agreements, media rights and protection of intellectual property relating to sports and celebrity clients.
Admitted to practice in Maryland
Practice Limited to Federal Courts and Agencies
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA, J.D., 1998
University of Miami, Miami, FL, B.A., 1990
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