Kevin Hinman is an intellectual property attorney with more than 25 years of law firm and corporate law department experience. Kevin prepares and prosecutes patent applications and drafts a wide range of intellectual property agreements, including technology license agreements, joint development agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
Kevin has also conducted freedom to practice investigations, infringement analyses, and patentability studies. Technologies Kevin has experience with include, powertrain control software, transmissions, hybrid powertrains, hydroforming of steel components, and plastic extrusion methods.
In Kevin’s most recent capacity as a patent attorney at a large diversified manufacturer, he provided intellectual property legal support to several business units. That support included training employees on IP issues and reviewing and drafting a wide range of IP agreements, including technology licenses, joint development agreements, consulting agreements, and confidentiality agreements. Kevin also provided legal opinions on IP matters and prepared patent applications directed to his business units’ technologies.
Prior to his in-house position, Kevin was a member/partner in the IP practice group of a large Michigan-based general practice law firm. Kevin prosecuted patent applications, provided legal opinions on patent matters, and provided IP reviews of transactional agreements. Kevin began his legal career with the patent department of a domestic motor vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM), where he prepared patent applications and provided IP counseling to divisional clients.
Kevin is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1991), University of Michigan Ross School of Business (M.B.A., 1986), University of Michigan College of Engineering (M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1978), and Wayne State University College of Engineering (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1978).