Associate / Austin / 512-226-8126
kdarby@fr.com

Kenneth Darby

Kenneth Darby is an associate in the Austin office of Fish & Richardson. His practice includes patent drafting, patent prosecution, patentability searches, patent drawings, inter partes review proceedings, and civil litigation. Mr. Darby has previous law firm experience as a patent agent and technical advisor, with particular focus in the mechanical arts.

In 2015, Mr. Darby graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin where he received the Dean’s Achievement award in civil procedure and mass tort litigation.  Mr. Darby received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where he received the John W. Hargis Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Engineering and the ExxonMobil Diversity Scholarship. As a student, he was accepted into the University of Texas Emerging Scholars Program and served as a peer tutor with the Equal Opportunity in Engineering organization. Mr. Darby also worked consecutive terms as an engineering intern for Austin Energy, with a focus in power production. His duties included the preparation of technical feasibility reports and the virtual construction of thermodynamic models representing power generating components.

Education

J.D., University of Texas at Austin 2015
​Dean’s Achievement award in civil procedure and mass tort litigation​


B.S., University of Texas at Austin 2008
Mechanical Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
  • Texas 2015

Experience

Post-Grant Proceedings
Assa Abloy AB v. Unikey Technologies, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR2016-00679
Unikey Technologies, Inc. v. Assa Abloy AB, IPR Case No. IPR2016-00686
FMC Technologies, Inc v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited, IPR Case No IPR2016-00495
FMC Technologies, Inc v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited, IPR Case No IPR2016-00467

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