Kevin E. Flynn is a hybrid — part engineer, part lawyer, part advocate, and part coach. For more than twenty years he has used all these skills to be a patent attorney working with start-up companies. Initially trained in both Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, he later obtained a Master’s Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. After working as an engineer for Duke Power and earning a Professional Engineering license from the State of North Carolina, he went back to school and earned his law degree with honors from Duke Law School. After a few years in patent litigation, including time spent with Fish & Neave in New York City, he moved to helping companies protect their ideas and avoid legal problems. In 2011, he formed a specialized law firm to serve client needs with respect to intellectual property, especially US and foreign patent issues. rnrnWith a broad engineering background, Kevin works with companies with a range of technologies but his practice has an emphasis on multidisciplinary engineering innovations including medical devices, instruments, and clean energy. He helps clients decide where to spend their money to get the most value while seeking patents in the United States and abroad. Then he works collaboratively with the clients to create patent applications that are part required technical disclosure and part sales pitch to convince the patent examiner to grant reasonable patent protection. In addition to helping companies obtain patent protection, he works with companies to help them avoid trouble with patents owned by others. Kevin is very comfortable working directly with CTOs and CEOs in companies that do not have in-house lawyers. rnrnKevin is a frequent speaker and commentator on intellectual property issues, especially those issues of particular relevance to entrepreneurial companies. He has been named repeatedly to the legal Elite for the category of Intellectual Property/Patent attorneys. Kevin is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent based upon input from peers.