Kenton R. Mullins

Of Counsel
Kenton R. Mullins


Kenton Mullins is of counsel with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Mullins has two decades of patent-related strategic counselling, prosecution, litigation, post-issuance administrative proceedings, trade-secret, licensing, opinion writing, portfolio analysis, and due-diligence experience. With a primary focus that has led to securing patent protection for hundreds of inventions, he has authored patent-practice and other intellectual property (IP) publications, been engaged as a guest speaker, lectured in other venues on technical and legal patent topics, chaired professional committees, mentored, and served as a community judge.

Mr. Mullins’s areas of experience include Inter Partes Review (IPR) and other proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), litigation, strategic patent prosecution, IP portfolio analysis, trademarks, trade secrets, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and IP licensing and transactions. His technical background includes computer architecture, software, wireless networks, medical devices, robotics, artificial general intelligence (AGI), and graphical user interface (GUI) development.

Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Mullins worked as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Washington, D.C. focusing on technologies relating to dynamic information storage and retrieval portable devices, PCs, and software implementations. As an associate attorney he prepared and prosecuted high-tech patent applications for nationally recognized IP law firms. As a named law firm principal in Southern California he served inventors of all sophistication levels on inventions covering electrical and computer engineering, medical devices and treatments, smart card and mobile device architectures, optics, software and business methods, semiconductor fabrication, and Internet gaming and transactional networks.