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Kinney & Lange, P.A. welcomes Kumayl Lakha as our newest Associate

Kumayl received his Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, magna cum laude. Kumayl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. While completing his undergraduate degree, Kumayl participated in a variety of internships and volunteer positions including a software development summer internship, computer engineering summer internships, and a research assistant volunteer position for nanoparticle testing. Before attending law school, Kumayl worked as a full-time software engineer with a focus on firmware tools development and firmware testing in medical devices. 

New Shareholders Announced

Kinney & Lange is pleased to announce three new shareholders: Ian MacKinnon, Nicholas Peterka, and Andrew Swanson. Ian MacKinnon has extensive experience in IP portfolio management. He has assisted clients with monetizing their IP portfolios through licensing and sales activities. Ian has also participated in enforcement activities and providing IP litigation support. Nick Peterka’s practice has been primarily in patent preparation and prosecution, as well as clearance activities. Such clearance activities include performing offensive activities, such as patentability searches and analyses as well as defensive activities, such as freedom-to-operate searches and analyses.  Nick also has extensive experience in Trademark prosecution...

Kinney & Lange, P.A. welcomes Dana Brown and Alexander Walker as our newest Associates

By February 17, 2021

Dana holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She attended law school at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dana focuses her practice on patent prosecution, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing recommendations on international patent application strategy, and conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate studies.  In her free time, Dana enjoys hiking and visiting Minnesota’s state parks. Alexander holds a BS degree in biochemistry and a PhD in molecular biosciences from Washington State University.  Alexander attended law school at the University of Minnesota.  Alexander focuses his practice on patent law, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications,...

K&L Announces New Shareholders

By February 3, 2021

Kinney & Lange is happy to announce two new shareholders – Jessica Thomas and Michael Parish. Jessica and Michael join David Fairbairn, Alan Koenck, Erik Wright, George Romanik, John Leighton, Rick Nelson, and Boyd Black as shareholders. With the addition of Jessica and Michael, with their educational degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Kinney & Lange has strengthened our suite of technical arenas in which we have expertise. We are very excited to have these two attorneys join us, not only because they have demonstrated such talent and ability, but also because both of these young attorneys are fine...

George Romanik Joins Kinney & Lange

Kinney & Lange, P.A. is pleased to announce that George J. Romanik has joined the firm as a shareholder, team leader, and member of the leadership group. George holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) and a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law (Hartford, CT). Before joining Kinney & Lange, George was Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Chemtura Corporation (now LANXESS Solutions US) where he led the in-house intellectual property team in providing a full range of IP services, including IP protection (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights), IP transactions (licensing and other...

Kinney & Lange Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2016

Kinney & Lange congratulates its 2016 Super Lawyer David R. Fairbairn and Rising Star Austen Zuege. Super Lawyers surveyed Minnesota attorneys regarding those members of the Minnesota State Bar whom they considered to be Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers Selection Committee evaluated the nominations received and made the final selections. No more than five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected as a Super Lawyer and no more than 2.5 percent are selected as a Rising Star. This is Dave’s fourteenth consecutive year of being named a Super Lawyer and Austen’s fourth consecutive year on the list...

Kinney & Lange Welcomes Summer Law Clerks

Kinney & Lange is pleased to welcome Lauren Taylor and Richard Champion as 2016 summer law clerks. Lauren and Richard are both current law students at the University of Iowa College of Law. Lauren has a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa. Richard has a B.S. in Chemistry from Eastern Oregon University, as well as an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology from the University of Washington.

K&L Associates Support Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

By February 9, 2016

Kinney & Lange is proud to announce 100% participation in the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid “One Hour of Sharing Associates’ Campaign for The Fund for Legal Aid.” The campaign encourages members of the legal community to make a donation equal to one billable hour. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an organization that provides free legal services to people with low income and seniors in our twenty-county service area and people with disabilities statewide. Not only did Kinney & Lange reach 100% participation, it exceeded its fundraising goal this year and was the top donor in its group.

Recent Patents | Newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 1

Kinney & Lange P.A. files hundreds of new patent applications each year in a wide variety of technology areas. Below are a few recently issued U.S. patents for which the firm is listed as the legal representative.  9,023,155 “Engine wash apparatus and method-manifold” 9,021,778 “Airfoil including trench with contoured surface” 9,025,294 “System and method for controlling solid state circuit breakers” 9,030,200 “Spin dependent tunneling devices with magnetization states based on stress conditions” 9,027,609 “Argon gas level controller” 9,032,619 “Compressor stator chord restoration repair method and apparatus”  9,034,465 “Thermally insulative attachment”

K&L Welcomes New Associates

Kinney & Lange P.A. is pleased to welcome John Fandrey, Tony Salmo, Adam Szymanski, and Lea Westman as associates. John Fandrey graduated from University of St. Thomas School of Law. John has an under-graduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Anthony (Tony) Salmo graduated from William Mitchell College of Law. Tony has an under-graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Adam Szymanski graduated from William Mitchell College of Law. Adam holds an under-graduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Lea Westman graduated from the University of St. Thomas School...