Kevin M. Bell focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright matters. Mr. Bell also has experience in trademark prosecution and counseling, and has represented clients in a variety of fields including food services equipment manufacturing, financial transaction processing and telecommunications equipment manufacturing.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bell was a law school intern at the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado. He was also a student intern at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
- Represented Western Union in cross-patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas involving patents for staging money transfers. Our litigation team succeeded in obtaining summary judgment of non-infringement of MoneyGram’s patent, and then secured a jury verdict in favor of Western Union, finding that MoneyGram’s FormFree system infringes Western Union’s Money Transfer By Phone patents and awarding damages totaling $16.53 million. The court further entered a permanent injunction against MoneyGram. The Federal Circuit later reversed the trial court on the basis of obviousness. Western Union Co. v. Moneygram Int’l, Inc., No. 1-0372 (W.D. Tex. filed May 11, 2007).
- Defended software developer, Rule Space LLC, against claims by competitor that our client infringed copyright by purchasing and using competitor’s product outside of limitations in EULA. eSoft Inc. v. RuleSpace LLC, No. 1:10-cv-00545 (D. Colo. filed Mar. 9, 2010).
- Successfully prosecuted patent infringement claims for BSI Designs, a leading designer and manufacturer of restaurant equipment, in disputes with several competitors. All cases settled on favorable terms and with infringing food service devices removed from the market. Brass Smith, LLC v. Advanced Design Mfg. LLC, No. 2:10-cv-04945 (C.D. Cal. filed July 6, 2010).
- Provide outside trademark counsel for a number of Colorado’s most famous ski and snowboard resorts.
- Successfully represented an Australian father in proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Obtained a verdict ordering return of the children to Australia following a trial on the merits, and ordering the defendant mother to pay all of the father’s attorney’s fees and costs. In re the Application of Bradley Reed Warren v. Emily Rebecca Ryan, 15-cv-00667 (D. Colo. filed March 31, 2015).
- Successfully represented a Mexican mother pro bono in proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Obtained a verdict ordering return of the child to Mexico following a trial on the merits. In re the Application of Raquel Fabiola Marquez Avila v. Rolando Contreras Gallegos, 14-cv-00230 (D. Colo. filed January 27, 2014).
- Successfully represented respondents LSI Corp. and Seagate Technologies in defense of a patent infringement action involving external memory controllers and serializer/deserializer interfaces used in integrated circuits. In re Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-753.
- University of Colorado School of Law, J.D. (2007) Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Articles Editor
- Trinity University, B.A., History and Political Science, Minor in Economics (2003) cum laude, Dean’s List
- Colorado (2007)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
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