Dilworth IP Welcomes Michael Kinney and Robert Crawford from MKG to the Team
The Dilworth IP team is growing! We are excited to announce that Michael K. Kinney of MKG, LLC has decided to join his practice to Dilworth IP as Partner. Mike will be joined by Robert D. Crawford, also of MKG, as Senior Associate. Together, they bring decades of experience serving their clients in a diversity of intellectual property matters, helping companies meet their IP goals across the innovation business spectrum in industries ranging from semiconductor manufacturing to energy, medical, and defense.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Mike and Bob to the firm,” says Founder and Managing Partner Michael Dilworth. “They are respected attorneys in our field and bring with them a client-focused philosophy that complements our own, as well as a wealth of technology and industry experience. With their addition to our team, they will strengthen our ability to understand and overcome the challenges faced by our clients and better serve their needs.”
“Bob and I are excited to offer our knowledge and experience to Dilworth IP’s clients,” says Michael K. Kinney. “We’ve spent our careers focused on managing, protecting, expanding, and enforcing our clients’ valuable IP asset portfolios. Michael and the team at Dilworth IP share our values around building strong, long-term client relationships and have a stellar reputation that made the decision to join our practice with theirs an easy one.”
Over their many years at MKG, LLC, Mike and Robert have worked closely with their clients to develop and execute successful IP-focused business strategies. Their proactive approach and an ethic of open client communication helps them gain a thorough understanding of their clients’ complex IP landscape and develop highly effective IP strategies to accelerate their clients’ business goals.
About Michael K. Kinney
Michael K. Kinney brings extensive experience counseling domestic and foreign clients on IP procurement, portfolio acquisitions and maintenance, and licensing and enforcement in a variety of technologies. Mike has extensive computer hardware and software experience including a computer science and engineering educational background, and eleven years in industry as a programmer of engineering, production control, and manufacturing systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut; and a Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law. As managing partner of MKG, LLC, Mike has been proud to lead his team of attorneys and legal professionals in fulfillment of his clients’ IP goals and objectives.
About Robert D. Crawford II
Robert D. Crawford II offers his diverse experience in intellectual property to the team at Dilworth IP. With extensive background in a variety of technologies associated with the energy sector, telecommunications, and consumer electronics, Bob brings his expertise to a variety of IP matters including strategic worldwide portfolio development and management; domestic and international prosecution; and due diligence in support of M&A activity and litigation. Additionally, Bob worked for six years with GE’s military defense division as a controls design engineer, leading a team in the development of a testing and troubleshooting system of shipboard weapon systems. As a former in-house attorney, Bob understands well the pressures and demands that his clients face. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University; and a Juris Doctorate from Western New England School of Law.
About Dilworth IP
At Dilworth IP, We Patent the Future®. At the heart of humanity’s ongoing pursuit of innovation is the promise of a better tomorrow. As an intellectual property and business law firm, we protect that promise through vital intellectual property services such as patent and trademark prosecution, opinions, agreements, and litigation, ensuring you have the freedom to innovate and bring your ideas to the world. We’ve been in the lab. Our attorneys speak your language and listen well. We’ll quickly grasp nuances of your complex technology and capture the IP protection you deserve. To learn more about the firm, please visit www.dilworthip.com.
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