Patrick Kuehl, Jr

Partner

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(816) 839-7471

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School

J.D.

University of Iowa

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Previous Experience

Husch Blackwell

Bars & Courts

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Professional Experience

Patrick Kuehl, a registered patent attorney and litigator, advises clients when they are accused of infringement or when theft or misuses of intellectual property threaten their enterprise’s hard-earned advantages. Corporations and individuals trust his advice in the prosecution and defense of trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret matters.  He represents clients in Inter Partes Reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and in trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Patrick counsels companies in the areas of Internet domain name disputes and software litigation. In his business litigation practice, he represents clients in state and federal courts in the areas of breach of contract, false advertising, unfair competition, business disparagement, defamation, right of publicity and fraud.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Defended multiple patent cases for one of the world’s leading Antivirus companies
  • Won decision by a federal jury for Layne Christensen Company in protection of patent for chemical technology that removes arsenic from water
  • Successfully defended advertising company Vertis Inc. in right of publicity lawsuit filed by Michael Jordan, who sought more than $10 million in damages over a Vertis-produced advertising tribute to Jordan
  • Won multi-million arbitration for WireCo World Group Inc. from San Francisco-based computer company for breach of contract and professional negligence in the installation of a specialized software system
  • Represented national baking company Hostess Brands Inc. in trademark cancellation actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Represented Huhtamaki Inc. in trade secret case over production of Chinet® paper plates
  • Won a jury decision for company owned by former Navy SEAL Team Six members in trade secret dispute involving the design and production of tactical airboats
  • Successfully handled numerous domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
  • Successfully defended one of the world’s largest manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment from patent infringement claims
  • Defended California company in patent case involving global positioning system (GPS) device for use in the planting and harvesting of agricultural crops
  • Prosecuted patent infringement case for Herzog Railroad Services Inc. involving ballast distribution in rail cars
  • Represented Diamantina Christensen Trading, Boyles Bros Diamantina and Christensen Chile in patent infringement case related to core drill bits. Obtained dismissal for all three defendants
HONORS & AWARDS
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2015-2018, Rising Star, 2009, 2013 
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, “Up and Coming Lawyer,” 2008