Norman S. Kinsella (KinsellaLaw.com) is a registered patent attorney in Houston. Formerly a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Duane Morris LLP and General Counsel for Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (2000-2012), he has twenty years’ law firm and in-house experience in patent, IP, and general commercial and corporate law. He has extensive patent prosecution experience in computer, electronics, software, optoelectronics, oil & gas, and other technology, for clients such as Intel Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems, General Electric, Motorola, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Sarnoff Corporation, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., Burr-Brown (now Texas Instruments), Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, and UPS. A selection of issued and published patents is available here.
He received an LL.M. (international business law, 1992) from King’s College London-University of London; a JD (1991) from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University; and MSEE (1990) and BSEE(1987) degrees from Louisiana State University. He is licensed to practice before the Texas, Louisiana(inactive), and Pennsylvania (inactive) bars, and is registered to practice before the US Patent Office.
Kinsella has taught as Adjunct Professor of computer law at South Texas College of Law, and has served as Chair of the Computer Law Subcommittee of the Federalist Society’s IP Practice Group. He has published numerous articles and books about IP law, international law and other topics, and is an author or editor of: International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide (Oxford University Press, 2005), co-authored with Noah Rubins of Freshfields; Trademark Practice and Forms(Oceana/Oxford, 2001-2011; West/Thomson Reuters 2011-present); World Online Business Law(2003-2011); Digest of Commercial Laws of the World(Oceana/Oxford 1998-2011; West/Thomson Reuters 2011-present);Online Contract Formation (Oceana 2004); Protecting Foreign Investment Under International Law: Legal Aspects of Political Risk(Oceana 1997); LouisianaCivil Law Dictionary (Quid Pro Books, 2011; co-author: Gregory Rome). Forthcoming books include: Law in a Libertarian World: Legal Foundations of a Free Society and The End of Intellectual Property.