Kevin Menes | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Kevin Menes
 Kevin Menes

Kevin Menes

Associate, Silicon Valley

T +1 650 213 0300

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Overview

Kevin C. Menes is an associate in the intellectual property group in White & Case's Silicon Valley office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • BA, California State University, Chico

Languages

  • English

Experience

Allure Energy, Inc. v. Nest Labs, Inc., Green Mountain Energy Co., and Reliant Energy Retail Holdings, LLC. (2014) Represented Nest in an action involving smart thermostat technology.

BRK Brands, Inc. v. Nest Labs, Inc. (2014) Represented Nest in a patent infringement matter filed in the US District Court for Northern District of Illinois by BRK Brands. BRK alleged that Nest infringed six patents through its offering of the Nest Protect combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

In the Matter of Certain Portable Electronic Devices, including Mobile Phones and Components Thereof. (2012-14) Represented intervenor Google Inc. regarding Android mobile operating system and various Google applications and services in a Section 337 Investigation instituted based on a complaint filed by Nokia against HTC.

Thomson Licensing SAS, and Thomson Licensing, LLC v. ITC. (2012-13) Represented intervenor CMI opposite Thomson’s appeal of the ITC's findings for two of five patents asserted in In the Matter of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Including Monitors, Televisions, and Modules, and Components Thereof. The Federal Circuit upheld the Commission’s Final Determination providing a complete victory for our clients.

In the Matter of Certain Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof. (2011-14) Represented intervenor Google Inc. in a Section 337 Investigation instituted based on a complaint filed by Nokia against HTC. Four of five patents on which Google intervened were terminated and a determination of non-infringement issued as to the fifth patent.

Publications

  • Raising The Bar For NPEs To Establish Domestic Industry, Law360, Intellectual Property, International Trade, and Technology, August 2012, Co-author (with Warren Heit, Jeannine Yoo Sano, and Frank Morgan)