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Kent is mindful of the critical and often complex interplay of technology and commerce in today's business world.  Much of his practice concentrates on legal issues faced by technology companies, particularly those operating in the electrical, software, and/or mechanical arenas, with a special emphasis on general contracts, licenses, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  Kent’s practice includes advising clients on protecting, evaluating, transferring interests in, and obtaining approval for new and quasi-new methods and devices in the electronic, computer, and mechanical areas. His experience includes assisting clients with legal matters (both in the intellectual property area and in other areas) with regard to medical methods/devices, biometric methods/devices, and communications methods/devices.

Before focusing on intellectual property issues, his practice included all aspects of corporate law including the formation of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, tax, trade secret protection, and contracts including employment agreements.  Kent’s early experience in general corporate law coupled with his engineering experience and engineering education (two degrees in different areas of engineering) frequently yields a different perspective and approach to the practice of law.  Prior to attending law school Kent worked as a process engineer and as a designs engineer, providing analysis and technical support to optimize various oil refinery facilities.

Honors

  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

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Professional Associations

  • Board member, Cornell Club of Buffalo
  • Senior past chairperson, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Buffalo section)

Community & Pro Bono

  • Executive board member, Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council