Kevin Cadwell represents start-ups, nascent companies and some of the most well-known brands in business in complex commercial and technology-related litigation. With significant experience addressing issues relevant to new and emerging technologies, Kevin advocates on behalf of clients in district and appellate courts across the country. He routinely handles disputes in federal courts throughout the United States, in state courts in California, Texas and Oklahoma, and before the International Trade Commission.
With two decades of court room experience, Kevin is sought after to represent clients in matters involving breach of contract, fraud, shareholder disputes, licensing issues, energy-related disputes, government investigations, and all manner of IP-related disputes including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and trade dress. In Chambers, Kevin’s clients praise him for being “very strategic, very thoughtful and really good on his feet.” He defends clients in various industries, including energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and emerging technology. He also provides legal counsel pertaining to the rapidly developing areas of autonomous vehicles and “smart cities.”
In addition to his litigation practice, Kevin is entrusted by his clients with the review and analysis of their IP portfolios for the purpose of strategic planning related to growth and defense. As a litigator, he offers a unique perspective when it comes to planning for, monetizing and safeguarding companies’ most valuable assets.
In a complete trial victory, obtained early dismissal and disqualification of experts for a major telecommunications company in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Served as trial counsel to a global pharmaceuticals company in back-to-back trials on patent infringement matters. Successful trials resulted in a highly favorable settlement for a client.
Hired as trial counsel by one of the world’s largest automotive parts suppliers in trade secret litigation. At stake was the very survival of the company. Prior to trial, wrote and argued a summary judgment that resulted in a complete victory, safeguarding the client company’s viability.
Worked as part of a team advising a private European transportation company about all legal aspects of its participation in a pilot project to operate an autonomous shuttle—the largest self-driving pilot project in the U.S. to operate in live traffic—in the city of Las Vegas. The matter required deep experience and judgement, since much of the law is undeveloped. The project was a complete success and garnered good media coverage for the client.
Kevin has handled disputes against competitors and non-practicing entities in a wide range of areas including:
- FRAND obligations
- GPS technology
- Wi-Fi technology, functionality and standards
- Chip set functionality
- Video and audio compression
- Wireless routing and authentication
- DVR functionality
- Fiber optic technology
- Broadcast, multicast and unicast technologies
- Mobile phone functionality
- Interactive television software
Ranked by Chambers USA as a leading practitioner in the Intellectual Property area, 2019.