DePaul University College of Law
(J.D.) – 2011
(B.S. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, magna cum laude) – 2006
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Kenneth R. Hartmann II is an intellectual property attorney with over ten years of experience in the patent field. Currently, Ken focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical, electro-mechanical, and software fields. Additionally, he has experience in portfolio analysis, validity/invalidity analysis, clearance opinions, and infringement analysis. Ken is proficient in identifying, capturing, and protecting his clients’ novel concepts through effective patent drafting and patent prosecution.
Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, Ken was in-house at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hewlett-Packard Company for over three years. While in-house, Ken prepared and prosecuted patent applications for multiple business units of HPE and HP. Ken was also involved in intellectual property strategy development, inventor outreach, and portfolio analysis for HPE and HP.
Prior to going in-house, Ken worked in private practice preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Ken also was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. At the Patent Office, he examined patent applications in the field of multiplex communications.
“Case Summary of Data Engine Technologies LLC v. Google LLC,” Harrity Blog (November 2018).
Co-author. “Creativity in Enhancing the Quality and Size of Patent Portfolios,” Landslide Magazine (October 2018).