Kevin Dam’s work includes patent prosecution and patent and trademark litigation.
Kevin graduated from Washington University School of Law, cum laude, in 2017. He served as a staff editor on the Washington University Law Review and as president of the Intellectual Property Law Society. Kevin also was awarded the Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Award for being the top Legal Writing student in his section. During his third year, he gained valuable experience serving as a full-time judicial intern for the Honorable Richard Linn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to joining Banner & Witcoff, Kevin worked on the legal team at Northwestern University’s Innovation and New Ventures Office as an intern, Invention Specialist, and ultimately as an Intellectual Property Associate. His work spanned Northwestern’s major technology areas, including medical devices, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, engineering (biomedical, mechanical, and computer), materials science, life sciences, and biotechnology. Most notably, Kevin assessed invention disclosures, managed IP portfolios of inventors and start-up companies, assisted in pitching patent portfolios to potential investors and licensees, reviewed patent applications and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office office actions, and worked with outside counsel to drive patent prosecution. Kevin’s early experience as both legal counsel and a client is invaluable to understanding and serving the needs of his clients today.
Kevin earned his B.A. in biology with a concentration in biochemistry from Northwestern University, where he worked in the research group of Professor Tom Meade.
Ten South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-7407
B.A. 2012, Northwestern University
J.D., cum laude, 2017, Washington University
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office