Kenneth J. Davis develops strategies for securing and enforcing intellectual property rights for clients in the mechanical, electrical, and life sciences sectors. A co-leader of both the firm’s Intellectual Property MedTech Working Group and its Consumer and Manufactured Products Working Group, Ken advises startups, multinational corporations, and research organizations with technology interests in orthopedic and drug delivery devices, consumer products, automation, infrastructure and industrial equipment, materials handling, packaging, food and beverage, financial services, and industrial design.
Ken prepares and prosecutes patent applications, develops offensive and defensive strategies for active and potential litigation, conducts freedom-to-operate and due diligence assessments, and advises clients in the acquisition and transfer of intellectual property rights in the context of external innovation, joint development, licensing, and corporate transaction.
Ken has counseled clients in post grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office and in litigation in US District Courts, the US International Trade Commission, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ken was a licensed professional engineer and project director responsible for the design, installation, and operation of mechanical, electrical, and chemical systems for the remediation and closure of hazardous and industrial waste sites under private sector and US government contracts.
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2001, J.D.
Drexel University, 1991, M.S.
Drexel University, 1986, B.S.
District of Columbia
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing), The Legal 500 US (2018)
Past Vice President of the Board of Directors at Support Center for Child Advocates
Co-Chair, Leadership Counsel, The Wistar Institute
Managing Editor, Temple Environmental Law and Technology Journal