Kevin W. Kirsch


Practice Area: Patent, Litigation

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2015
All Star


“Good writing skills are hard to come by and Kevin provides an impeccable work product.”
“He understands our business issues deeply.”   


"In my experience, excellent work, avoiding surprises, constant communication and responsiveness are keys to client service. But, for me the most important factor in client service is working with and for people I truly enjoy."

– Kevin W. Kirsch


Kevin Kirsch is the co-leader of BakerHostetler’s Patent Litigation team and is the Columbus Intellectual Property Leader. Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and having represented companies in more than 150 patent litigation matters venued in more than a dozen states, Kevin is deeply familiar with the environment in which his clients operate, making him a strong advocate for their patent litigation needs. He also has extensive experience litigating trademark, copyright, trade dress and trade secret claims.

Kevin has testified before and advised members of the U.S. House of Representatives on proposed patent reform legislative initiatives. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on the subjects of patent litigation, reform and intellectual property. Kevin is honored to have been selected a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2015 and 2020, including being one of only 25 intellectual property attorneys in the United States to achieve that ranking in 2015. He is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Intellectual Property, where he is described as “a very good litigator who listens well to the company’s position and objectives and gets what we want” (Chambers USA 2014) and as “very bright, articulate and able to show his teeth when appropriate” (Chambers USA 2012). He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, as an IP Star for Ohio and the United States by Managing Intellectual Property, and in the Legal 500 United States. He is the primary author of the Patent Local Rules for the Southern District of Ohio, implemented in June 2010, and is a former member of the Federal Rules Committee for the Southern District of Ohio.

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