Edward A. Kmett

Edward A. Kmett


Partner, California

Ed Kmett's practice focuses on patent, trademark and copyright litigation, patent prosecution, patent infringement and validity opinions, and trademark prosecution. Some of the technologies he has worked with include computer hardware and software, Internet business methods, semiconductor fabrication processes, steel rule fabrication processes, and medical devices and their methods of use, genotype analysis software, and aircraft flight control systems.

He gained practical engineering experience during his several years in both the military and private industry in aircraft and spacecraft mechanical systems design including employment with a variety of defense contractors such as Northrop-Grumman, Electronic Data Systems, Hughes Space and Communications and McDonnell-Douglas.

Ed received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and published a thesis entitled "A Stability And Control Comparison Between A Single Fuselage Aircraft And A Twin Fuselage Aircraft". While in law school, he served as a member of the Southwestern University Moot Court program as a writer.

Case Highlight
Targetti North America Inc. v. Electrix Inc. – Won a Summary Judgement motion regarding an issue of first impression relating to Plaintiff’s failure to mark its products with a reissue patent number. After the District Court judge issued a tentative ruling against our client prior to oral argument, the judge reconsidered his ruling after oral argument and ruled against the Plaintiff, finding that Plaintiff’s alleged marking with the original patent number for a period of 5 years after the original patent was surrendered to the USPTO and later reissued was insufficient to satisfy the marking requirements of Section 285. The SJ decision resulted in a favorable settlement for our client.