Kevin Carroll is a partner at GTPP and specializes in patent prosecution, client counseling, opinions on patent validity and infringement, licensing and IP due diligence in the mechanical, electrical and optical arts.
Kevin has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for over 15 years in a wide variety of technologies including: optical communications, wireless communications, laser machining, software, computing systems, electronic commerce, consumer products, medical devices, optics / opto-electronics, and energy. Kevin has also provided litigation support and served as an expert witness in patent litigation. Kevin’s clients range from start-up companies and independent inventors to universities and publicly-traded companies.
Prior to beginning his legal studies, Kevin worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications in the areas of electrical connectors and machine tools. Kevin was also a clerk in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the International Trade Commission, where he provided litigation support and assisted staff attorneys with Section 337 proceedings. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and completed his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center).
Kevin was selected as the top IP attorney in New Hampshire by Business NH Magazine in 2010. Kevin is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
Kevin has extensive legal teaching and lecture experience both in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently an adjunct professor at UNH School of Law, where he has taught for over 15 years and has served as the Acting Director of the Patent Practice and Procedure Program. He has also served as a judge for young inventors at local science fairs sponsored by the Young Inventors Program.
A Concord, New Hampshire resident, his interests include playing guitar, skiing, biking, running and kayaking.