Jeffrey H. Kass
Lecturer in Law
Mr. Kass is a shareholder with the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart. He has more than twelve years of experience representing clients in many areas of law.
Mr. Kass focuses his practice in trademark, copyright and patent litigation, as well as technology law, business and commercial litigation, broker-dealer arbitration and business planning matters. His practice also focuses on contract issues, software licensing, Internet domain name disputes, and related areas of law. He is experienced handling preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders, jury and non jury trials, disputes before the Patent & Trademark Office, and he has participated in securing multiple intellectual property victories in federal court. He also advises companies on various business planning issues, and he is general counsel to several companies.
Mr. Kass is the author of numerous articles, and he has given many presentations to businesses and lawyers, on a wide range of IP, litigation, and business related topics. He also is an adjunct law professor teaching IP litigation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis County Economic Council Enterprise Centers, among many other commitments to professional and community service.
Mr. Kass is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th and 8th Circuits, U.S. District Courts of Missouri, in both the Eastern and Western Districts, U.S. District Courts of Illinois, Central, Northern and Southern Districts, U.S. District Court of Colorado, and the U.S. Tax Court. He also has practiced before multiple other federal courts nationwide.
A Rose By Any Other Name.... Designer Joseph Abboud Enjoined From Using His Name: Analysis of JA Apparel Corp. v. Abboud, 07 Civ. 7787 (S.D.N.Y. June 5, 2008) , DRI's The Voice of the Defense Bar, Author (August 2008).
The Business Suit, Intellectual Property Column of Defense Research Institute's publication, Co-Editor, (2006 - present)
The Real Confusion in Trademark Law, Genericness vs. Descriptiveness, DRI's For The Defense, Author, (August 2006)
Anonymous E-mailers - How to Find and Stop Them From Breaking the Law, Defense Research Institute's eNews publication, Author, (July 2006)
Tips for Protecting Your Company's or Client's Trademark, Defense Research Institute's The Business Suit publication, Author, (June 2006)
The Criminal Reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Co-Author, (December 2005)
Cease and Desist Letters and The Declaratory Judgment Act in Patent Cases - A New Federal Circuit Case All But Closes the Door, Defense Research Institute's The Business Suit publication, Author, (December 2005)
Offensive Use of the Patent Reexamination Process When Litigation Takes an Unexpected Turn, Defense Research Institute's The Business Suit publication, Author, (November 2005)
The U.S. Patriot Act: Mohammed Atta Meets John Gotti, Author, (March 2004)
Spam Bam Thank You Ma'am, PC Journal, Author, (April 2002)
Trades of Leniency for Testimony Are Jeopardized by Court, Salt Lake Tribune, Author, (July 1998)
Water Issue Fills Reservoir of Peace Obstacles in Middle East, The Jewish Lawyer, Author, (1996)
Guest Speaker, "Protecting Intellectual Property," Washington University Olin School of Business MBA Program, February, 2008
Speaker, "Protecting Your Intellectual Property," Seminars for Success, St. Louis Economic Council, 2008
Speaker, "Top Ten Intellectual Property Issues Every CEO Should Know," Vistage CEO Group, 2007
Speaker, "Fair Use in Trademark Litigation," ABA CLE Roundtable Presentation, 2005
Speaker, "102(b) or Not 102(b): The Public Use Bar in Patent Litigation," ABA CLE Roundtable Presentation, 2004
Speaker, "Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights," Rising Media, 2003
Speaker, "Trademark Infringement and Preliminary Injunctions," CLE presentation, 2003
Speaker, "Collection and Enforcement of Judgments," CLE presentation, 2002
Mr. Kass has been a speaker on business and technology law issues for the St. Louis Economic Council on multiple occasions. From 1999 to the present, he spoke at various presentations relating to the Internet, technology and intellectual property.