Kevin D. Williams


Drawing on his keen attention to detail and persuasive writing skills, patent attorney Kevin Williams crafts compelling arguments that have attracted favorable decisions in a host of ex parte appeals.

Nixon Vanderhye Senior Associate Kevin Williams brings extensive experience in patent prosecution and ex parte appeals to his practice. Applying a global viewpoint, he drafts clients’ applications and advises on patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, and infringement issues. To date, Kevin has prosecuted hundreds of applications in the U.S. and abroad.

Much of Kevin’s work is focused in the electro-mechanical and mechanical fields. He brings in-depth technical knowledge of medical devices, power generation systems, automobile technology, household applicances, and aviation systems.

Kevin is a member of a team of Nixon Vanderhye attorneys that handles patent prosecution and other intellectual property matters for an innovative medical device company that does business in more than 120 countries. In working with the client, he applies his deep understanding of their technology and the patent systems around the world to guide applications through the pre-grant process with the goal of obtaining commercially significant claim scope while minimizing estoppels.

A former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiner, Kevin draws on his experience to conduct examiner interviews and develop effective prosecution strategies. While working at the USTPO, he examined applications related to various printing devices, including inkjet and thermal printing, rotary press printing, and electrophotography.

Before joining Nixon Vanderhye, Kevin was an associate at an IP law firm in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Patents
    • Prosecution
    • Due Diligence
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • J.D., George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, 2006
  • B.S.M.E., magna cum laude, Florida A&M University, 2000

Get To Know Kevin

What are your hobbies?

Playing basketball in local recreational leagues.

What would your perfect day include?

Hiking along a nature trail on a beautiful day.