Law School/Year: Loyola Law School, 1994
College/Year: Oklahoma State University, B.S., Engineering,1986
Representing wireless telephone manufacturers in defense of telecommunication patent claims; automated telephone call processing system patent holders against multiple defendants; disease diagnostics companies in patent litigation and commercial arbitration; graphics chip manufacturing in patent defenses; drug discovery companies in jury trial over patent litigation; defending record company copyright claims; and representing local and state government in criminal trial prosecution.
Kent Walker brings substantial legal, technical and practical skills to address his client’s intellectual property needs and disputes. He has represented a wide-range of clients from large corporations, start-up companies, entrepreneurs to entertainment artists. Walker litigates patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and related cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. He provides patent and trademark prosecution services to help clients obtain U.S. and international patent and trademark protection in a wide variety of arts and sciences. Walker negotiates licensing agreements covering patents, trademarks, copyrights, know- how and trade secrets, provides patent infringement opinions, conducts patent and trademark searches and counsels clients in connection with all intellectual property matters, including transactions. Walker is the founder of the Law Office of Kent M. Walker APC and proudly represents San Diego clients as one of the city’s top intellectual property attorneys (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Southern California Top Super Lawyers-Intellectual Property Litigation category). Walker is an aggressive, successful trial attorney. He has been litigation counsel in a variety of patent, trademark and copyright litigation cases for high technology clients. He has represented telecommunications and biotechnology firms, as well as clients in the manufacturing, video game hardware, analog integrated circuits, semiconductor processing, software, publishing and sporting equipment fields. He has also provided counsel to entertainment industry clients in connection with music, film and the arts. Walker assists his clients to protect their rights in the entertainment field. Walker is well prepared to address, anticipate and resolve legal matters that affect his clients' paths to professional and business achievement. Prior to founding the Law Office of Kent M. Walker, Mr. Walker was an Intellectual Property Litigation Partner for the law firm of Nydegger and Associates. Before that, Walker was a Partner and head of the San Diego Trademark, Advertising & Copyright practice group with the firm of Cooley LLP. Walker was also an associate attorney at the Los Angeles intellectual property and entertainment law firm of Fischbach, Perlstein, Lieberman and Yanny, a law clerk in the Civil Defense branch of the L.A. City Attorney's Office and an Industrial Engineer with the Southern California Gas Company.