Kyle Konz is an experienced patent attorney who takes the time to fully understand his clients’ technologies and business strategies to provide his clients with high-quality and tactical advice.
Kyle focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in the mechanical and electromechanical arts. Kyle has worked with a wide range of different clients including Fortune 100 Corporations and independent inventors. Kyle has written and prosecuted patent applications related to automotive and manufacturing. Kyle also manages trademark portfolios for several small businesses. A large part of Kyle’s current patent practice relates to powertrains climate-control systems, electric motors, and controls.
“I work with in-house and engineering teams to contextualize the invention into-real world situations to provide broader and more meaningful protection.” – Kyle Konz
Kyle leverages his past engineering and hands-on experience to quickly learn inventions without requiring substantial time investments from inventors. Kyle’s practical experience allows him to understand how a particular invention fits within the larger system enabling him to fully capture the invention in context with the client’s overall goals. This provides the client with a more cohesive and valuable patent portfolio.
Prior to joining the firm, Kyle worked for a consulting firm, assisting in the design of commercial and residential developments. While there, Kyle focused on sewer systems, residential roadways, and drainage systems. Kyle is also a certified auto mechanic.
Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys action sports. In the winter, he is often found on the slopes with his snowboard, while in the summer he can be found behind a boat on his wakeboard.
Represents an automotive original equipment manufacturer on the prosecution of patents related to hybrid controls, transmission controls, electric motors, and climate control systems.
Represents a global Tier 1 automotive supplier on the prosecution of patents related to engine, driveline, clutches, and bearings.
Represents a craft distilling business on managing and procuring trademarks.
Organizations and Affiliations
State Bar of Michigan
Michigan Intellectual Property Association (MIPLA), Law School Liaison Committee Chair
Co-Author, “Federal Circuit Confirms Dynamic Drinkware Analysis For Provisional Applications As Prior Art,” BK Blog, June 2020
Panelist, “Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society Panel,” Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, November 2021
J.D., Wayne State University, cum laude
B.S., Civil Engineering, Michigan State University