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N. Stephan 'Norman' Kinsella

Patent application Attorney at Houston, TX

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also known as Stephan Kinsella

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 31 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 29 years
    Louisiana - LA 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1992
    Inactive No misconduct found

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  1. Patent application

    30 years, 400 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements

    30 years, 200 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation

    23 years, 100 cases

Proprietor, Kinsella Law Group. Outside, and Former, General Counsel, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., Houston, and partner, Duane Morris. Registered patent attorney. Twenty years’ law firm and in-house experience in patent, IP, and general commercial and corporate law. Former adjunct Professor of computer law at South Texas College of Law; author of numerous articles and books about IP law, international law and other topics. More info at .

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Work Experience

  • Proprietor
  • Kinsella Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • General Counsel, VP-Intellectual Property, Secretary
  • Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Schnader Harrison LLP
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Jackson Walker L.L.P.
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • King's College London—University of London
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • M.S.E.E.
  • 1990
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • B.S.E.E.
  • 1987
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  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award (Contracts)
  • 1988
  • LSU Alumni Federation Scholarship
  • LSU Alumni Federation
  • 1988
  • LSU Law Alumni Association Scholarship
  • LSU Law Alumni Association
  • 1988
  • Member, President LSU chapter
  • Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
  • 1987
  • Member, President LSU chapter
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding the IP License
  • Ethics Issues in Licensing
  • 2003
  • The President’s Forum of Houston
  • Recognizing and Protecting Your Assets
  • 2000
  • 11th Annual Oil & Gas Law Institute
  • Intellectual Property as Assets in the Oil & Gas Industry: What Are Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets, and How Do You Protect Them?
  • 1998

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Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 24
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"I endorse this lawyer's work. Stephan is an excellent lawyer and provides top-notch service."
Patent application Attorney | Dec 25
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"I endorse this lawyer's work. Stephan is excellent lawyer. I have known him for many years and have seen the fine quality of his work. He brings bigs brains and sharp skills to the table."
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Houston Patent application Lawyer N. Stephan 'Norman' Kinsella
N. Stephan 'Norman' Kinsella
Patent application Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 31 years