|Lyle Kimms, Esq.
Mr. Kimms earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY) in 1984 and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC) in 1990.
He attended Georgetown University Law Center while serving as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (1984-1990). He worked at the firm of Pennie & Edmonds as an associate (1990-1995) and at the firm of Foley & Lardner (1995-2002), where he subsequently made partner. Thereafter, he founded the law practice of PatQuest, PLC (2002-2004), where he also served of counsel to the firm of Rossi & Associates prior to becoming a founding partner of the firm of Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP.
Mr. Kimms has extensive experience in patent procurement practice, including extracting and analyzing invention disclosures from scientists and engineers, developing key patent strategy with the leaders of companies, writing U.S. patent applications, including redrafting of foreign origin applications to comply with U.S. patent practice. His areas of patent procurement practice range widely from electro-mechanical, electrical, mechanical, computer-driven technologies, semiconductors, optical devices, fiber optic devices, power plants, energy harvesting systems, medical instruments/devices, consumer products, marine propulsion systems, acoustic instruments, business models, andautomotive systems (particularly continuously variable transmissions, engine and emission controls, steering controls, air bags, and chassis designs).
He is also experienced in international patent procurement practice, including drafting, prosecuting, and managing patent applications filed outside the U.S.
His other expertise includes drafting infringement and validity opinions, and right-to-use and due-diligence reports. He also assisted litigation teams in various patent and trademark infringement cases filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia. He has also taught attorneys and scientists how to draft patent claims in preparation for the Patent Bar, and trained attorneys on an on-going basis on how to prosecute patent applications, interpret claims, develop strategies, and handle complex patent applications.
Mr. Kimms is currently a member of the Virginia Bar and the District of Columbia Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Attorney.