Gregory B. Collins is a Managing Member of Kercsmar & Feltus and he heads the firm’s intellectual property practice. After practicing commercial and intellectual property litigation at the largest firm in the Southwest, Mr. Collins joined Kercsmar & Feltus over seven years ago.
Mr. Collins was recently ranked as a “Southwest Super Lawyer” in intellectual property litigation—a ranking bestowed on only 12 Arizona attorneys. He has also been honored by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” Mr. Collins is recognized as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, an honor that identifies attorneys with established reputations for integrity and professional conduct. In 2012, the Arizona State Bar named him to Arizona’s Civil Jury Instructions Committee, where he helped draft uniform jury instructions for all Arizona civil cases. He is an adjunct professor at Arizona Summit School of Law and a published author.
As lead trial counsel for his clients, Mr. Collins has secured verdicts and arbitration awards in patent, copyright and trademark infringement matters. As a corollary to his intellectual property practice, Mr. Collins handles a wide-range of matters involving the internet, including cases involving internet defamation, keyword advertising and DMCA notices. He frequently prosecutes and defends Lanham Act false advertising and common law unfair competition claims and has taught continuing legal education courses on these subjects.
He also handles a variety of complex commercial disputes, including real estate litigation and contract breach cases. He has prosecuted and defended cases seeking damages awards in the high ten figures.
Mr. Collins attended high school in Tucson, Arizona and he is a double University of Arizona grad, earning his Juris Doctorate from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Mr. Collins is married to one of his law school classmates, who practices criminal defense.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southwest Super Lawyers Intellectual Property Litigation||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Scottsdale Leadership Class XXX||Scottsdale Leadership||2015|
|Sustaining Member||Arizona's Finest Lawyers||2015|
|Top 10 Intellectual Property Practice in Arizona||Super Laywers||2015|
|Southwest Super Lawyer Intellectual Property||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 10 Intellectual Property Practice in Arizona||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Sunshine Award||Society of Professional Journalists||2012|
|Managing Partner||Kercsmar & Feltus PLLC||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Snell & Wilmer||2004 - 2007|
|Legal Intern||United States Senate Judiciary Committee||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maricopa County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association Trial Practice||Member||2010 - Present|
|Arizona State Bar Civil Jury Instuctions Committee||Member||2012 - 2014|
|azipblog.com||Supreme Court Will Determine Whether Laches Applies to Patent Suits||2016|
|azipblog.com||Are Cheerleader Uniforms Copyrightable? Supreme Court Will Decide the Limits of Copyright Protection||2016|
|Corporate Disputes Financier Worldwide||Did Deflategate Take the Air Out of Binding Arbitration||2015|
|Record Reporter||Left Shark Wades Into The Unsettled Waters of Copyright Law||2015|
|Creighton Law Review||Of “Purposes Not Prohibited,” New Federal Rule of Evidence 408(b)||2007|
|University of Arizona College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Arizona||BA||2001|
|Did Deflategate Take the Air Out of Binding Arbitration Webinar||Did Deflategate Take the Air Out of Binding Arbitration||2015|
|Luncheon||Social Media and Intellectual Property Rights||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education||Obtaining Injunctive Relief||2007|
|ThermoLife International, LLC v. Creative Compounds||Summary Judgment Affirmed by Federal Circuit Court of Appeals|
|International Flora Technologies, LTD v. Clarins U.S.A., Inc.||Summary judgment|
|Richardson v. Stanley Works, Inc.||Pending|
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August 7, 2016
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