Mr. Barry Christopher Kane

Kane & Co., PLC
Contact: 616.726.5906
Law School: South Texas College of Law
Jurisdictions: Michigan
6th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Mr. Barry Christopher Kane
Barry Kane is the managing member and founder of the firm. Mr. Kane is a registered patent attorney counseling corporations and individuals on a wide range of intellectual property matters, but primarily on matters involving patent, trademark matters.
Prior to starting Kane & Company, Mr. Kane was a member and the chair of the Intellectual Property Department in a law firm of 100+ attorneys located in Grand Rapids. Before entering private practice in 1991, Mr. Kane was with the corporate legal department of Western Atlas International, Inc., a joint venture of Litton Industries and Dresser Atlas and responsible for handling patent matters for several divisions.

Mr. Kane is admitted to practice in California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, and New York, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted before several appeals courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Districts Courts for the Northern and Central District of California, Connecticut District Court, the Central District of Florida, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Southern District of New York, and the Central District of Texas, among others.

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors

Mr. Kane is AV rated. This is the highest rating granted by Martindale-Hubbell® directory, an independent directory of attorneys throughout the world. Mr. Kane is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where he has served as Assistant Chair for the Unfair Competition Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Articles and Presentations

Mr. Kane was a regular contributor to Business Alert and Business Law Update publications, and has lectured and written on intellectual property topics for professional journals and meetings, including patents, trademarks, Internet domain name disputes, copyrights and e-commerce. From 1992 through 1997, he was the co-author and editor of the Michigan Chapter for the International Trademark Association publication entitled, Trademark, and Unfair Competition.

Directory Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
6th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (United States Patent Office)
Facilitative Mediator (State Court Administrative Office of Michigan)
Professional Experience
Managing Member, Kane & Co., PLC
Member - Chair of Intellectual Property Section, Miller Johnson Snell & Cummiskey, PLC
Attorney, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, PC
Patent Agent, Western Atlas International, Inc.
South Texas College of LawJ.D.Law
University of FloridaM.S.Geophysics
University of Northern ColoradoB.S.Geology
Professional Associations
Member, Licensing Executive Society
Member, International Trademark Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association


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Kane and Co., PLC
29 Pearl Street N.W.
410 Federal Square Building
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: 616.726.5906 (f)
Telephone: 616.726.5905 (v)