Kevin M. Bell

Partner

Fax: 202.677.4907
Washington
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Biography

Kevin is a partner and practice leader of the firm’s Patent practice and Dietary Supplements industry practice, and is a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation practices. He focuses primarily on litigating intellectual property, unfair competition and regulatory disputes before federal courts and agencies, the International Trade Commission and various alternative dispute resolution forums. Kevin has extensive experience in developing and executing strategic counseling to clients regarding development and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios.

Kevin has developed a substantial practice representing U.S. and international companies across a broad range of technologies that include biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, dietary supplement, software, semi-conductor and computer science related matters. He has successfully implemented novel economic theories, which have resulted in substantial monetary damages awards for his clients at trial. He regularly represents clients in investigations and enforcement matters before agencies, such as FDA, FTC, DOJ, CBP, National Advertising Division (NAD) of the BBB, and state Attorneys’ General. Kevin also assists clients with public policy issues involving IP and regulatory before the agencies and Congress.

Kevin is considered a leading legal advisor in the areas of dietary supplements and natural products. He is highly sought after by companies for his success in provide clients with global strategies to protect and enforce their intellectual property and execute complex, regulatory enforcement efforts in the U.S. and abroad. Kevin has also developed a significant presence in the areas of cannabis and CBDs, as it relates to regulatory, IP and legislative issue. He leads the firm’s cannabis/CBD industry team that provides clients with a broad range of legal expertise.

Experience

  • Biacore AB v. Thermo BioAnalysis, Inc. – Represented Biacore in patent litigation involving biosensors in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Pressure Products Medical Supplies, Inc. v. Greatbatch Medical, Inc. – Represented Greatbatch in patent litigation regarding valved, peelable/splittable introducers in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

  • Becton Dickinson & Co. v. Tyco Healthcare LP – Represented Becton Dickinson in patent litigation regarding safety needles in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc. v. Archer-Daniels Midland – Represented Ajinomoto in patent litigation involving methods using recombinant biotechnology to produce amino specific amino acids – threonine and lysine in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Applera Corp. v. Bio-Rad Labs., MJ Research and Stratagene Corp. – Represented Stratagene in patent litigation involving Real Time qPCR machines in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

  • Benitec Australia, Inc. v. Nucleonics Inc. – Represented Benitec in patent litigation involving RNAi technology in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Clontech Laboratories, Inc. v. Life Technologies, Inc. (formerly Invitrogen Corp.) – Represented Clontech in a patent false marking case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Complete Nutrition v. Vireo Systems and Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska – Represented Complete Nutrition in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

  • Digene Corporation v. Ventana Medical System, Incand Beckman Coulter, Inc. – Represented Digene in patent litigation involving antibody detection kits and systems directed to human papillomavirus (HPV) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Enzo Biochem v. Digene Corporation – Represented Digene in patent litigation involving systems and methods for antibody detection of viruses in the U.S. District Court of Delaware.

  • Flamel Technologies, S.A. v. Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Represented Flamel in ANDA patent litigation involving drug delivery systems in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

  • Flamel Technologies, S.A. v. Lupin Limited, et al. – Represented Flamel in ANDA patent litigation involving drug delivery systems in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

  • Howard Foundation Holdings Ltd. v. International Vitamin Corp. – Represented Howard Foundation Holdings in patent litigation involving dietary supplements containing mesozeaxanthin in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Life Technologies, Inc. (formerly Invitrogen Corp.) v. Clontech Laboratories, Inc. – Represented Clontech in patent litigation involving RNase H- Reverse Transcriptase products in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

  • Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. BPI Sports Holdings, LLC – Represented Natural Alternatives in patent litigation involving dietary/sports supplements containing beta-alanine in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

  • Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Represented Natural Alternatives in patent litigation involving dietary/sports supplements containing beta-alanine in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

  • Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Woodbolt Distribution, LLC, GNC Corp., BodyBuilding.com, LLC – Represented Natural Alternatives in patent litigation involving dietary/sports supplements containing beta-alanine in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

  • Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. v. Pharmavite, LLC, et al. – Represented Purity Products, Inc. in patent litigation involving Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate and S-Adenosyl-Methionine in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

  • Ogbonna v. USPLABS, LLC, et al. – Represented Natural Alternatives International, Inc. in product liability litigation involving dietary supplements in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

  • Oxford Gene Technology, Ltd. v. Mergen Ltd., Clontech Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a BD Biosciences Clontech, PerkinElmer Life Sciences, Inc. – Represented Clontech in patent litigation involving nucleic acid array products in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Petito, et al. v. SmartPak Equine, LLC – Represented SmartPak in patent litigation involving equine supplements in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

  • Sparling, et al. v. Doyle, et al. – Represented Natural Alternatives International, Inc. in product liability litigation involving dietary supplements in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

  • The Original Creatine Patent Company, Ltd. v. Muscletech Research and Development, Inc. – Represented the Original Creatine Patent Company in patent litigation involving dietary/sports supplements containing creatine in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • The Original Creatine Patent Company, Ltd. v. NBTY, Inc. – Represented the Original Creatine Patent Company in patent litigation involving dietary/sports supplements containing creatine in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

  • The Original Creatine Patent Company, Ltd. v. Optimum Nutrition, Inc. – Represented the Original Creatine Patent Company in patent litigation involving dietary/sports supplements containing creatine in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Credentials

  • George Mason University School of Law, Juris Doctor — 1998
  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts — 1990
  • Admitted to practice in Maryland
  • Practice Limited to Federal Courts and Agencies
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin 1900
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
    • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA)
    • Maryland Bar Association
    • International Society of Sports Nutrition
    • Institute of Food Technologists

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