Kevin S. Costanza

Managing Partner

Background

Kevin Costanza specializes in mechanical patent prosecution, trademark clearance and registration, and intellectual property licensing. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California at Irvine in 1990, concentrating in mechanical engineering and material sciences. Kevin received his J.D. (cum laude) from Seattle University School of Law in 1995.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

WTR 1000 2018 Recommended Individual

World IP Survey 2018 Badge

Education

Seattle University School of Law
J.D. 1995

University of California at Irvine
Engineering
B.S. 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014-2019
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers®, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010-2018
  • World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2016-2018
  • Top Rated AV Preeminent™ Intellectual Property Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2016-2018
  • Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property), 2016-2018

Experience

Kevin provides clients from a wide range of engineering technologies, consumer products and services with strategic IP counseling, due diligence support, mechanical patent prosecution, design patenting and registration, trademark clearance and registration, domain name disputes, and intellectual property opinions, dispute resolution and licensing.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Kevin worked as an engineer with the Irvine, California office of Fluor Daniel, Inc., where he drafted design specifications for petrochemical facilities.

Kevin has practiced at Seed IP Law Group since 1998 and, since 2015, he has served as the firm’s managing partner. He is a member of the firm’s Trademark, Mechanical Engineering, and IP Enforcement & Litigation Groups.

Affiliations

Kevin is admitted to the Washington State and California State Bars and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA), where he serves as a member on the Law Firm Committee.

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