Kyle focuses his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on litigating patent disputes. He has represented clients in district courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in cases involving a wide range of technologies that include chemicals, medical devices, semiconductors, financial services and consumer electronics. Kyle also has represented clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office through final decision and subsequent appeals.
In addition, Kyle counsels clients on patent issues, such as invalidity and noninfringement, and advises on intellectual property aspects of transactions, ranging from commercial agreements to project financing.
Kyle has written and presented on the subject of trial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before joining Shook, he was an associate in the Houston office of Mayer Brown LLP.
Sharon A. Israel & Kyle E. Friesen, The America Invents Act Post-Issuance Patent Office Proceedings, State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter, Spring I Ed., May 2013.
Sharon A. Israel & Kyle E. Friesen, Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?, Texas Bar CLE 2010 Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course, March 2010.
Speaker, Lessons from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s Recent Jurisprudence on Inter Partes and Post-Grant Review, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Houston, Texas, February 2017.
Speaker, Opportunities and Challenges for Patent Owners in PTAB Trial Proceedings, PTAB Bench & Bar Conference, The Center for American & International Law, Plano, Texas, October 2016.
Panelist, PTAB Procedural Developments, University of Texas CLE, 20th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, Austin, Texas, November 2015.
Panelist, AIA Post-Issuance Proceedings, University of Houston Law Center and Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, 30th Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law, Galveston, Texas, October 2014.