University of Tennessee College of Law
(J.D.) – 1990

Tennessee Technological University
(B.S. Computer Science) – 1986


United States Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia


American Intellectual Property Law Association
National Association of Patent Practitioners


Kevin Pickens has worked with intellectual property for over 20 years.  After starting his legal career at Staas & Halsey in Washington DC and then Seed & Berry in Seattle WA, Kevin worked as a patent attorney, IP counsel, and patent operations manager at Motorola, where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications, advised on IP issues, and managed patent portfolios.

After Motorola, Kevin served as patent counsel for Apriva, where he developed the patent portfolio and created patent processes and tools for a growing company.  Currently, at Harrity & Harrity, Kevin specializes in work related to preparation of new patent applications.

Kevin has worked with a variety of technologies, primarily in the fields of computer technology and electronics, and has worked extensively with patent protection for software.  He has a keen interest in patent strategy, and has developed methods and systems to help companies utilize their patents in ways that are effective for their circumstances and support their business objectives.


Kevin Pickens


Phone: 571-432-0800