Kenneth Motolenich-Salas

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

MotoSalas Law, PLLC
 | 16210 N 63rd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 202-873-1129
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Technology Transactions (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Kenneth Motolenich-Salas is a principal at Motosalas Law, PLLC, in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Motolenich handles all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including copyrights, licensing, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. He serves individuals throughout the state of Arizona. He has several years of experience, and provides dedicated and personalized representation to his clients.

    Mr. Motolenich-Salas earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He served as president of the Association of Latino Professionals for America and belonged to the Navy ROTC. He went on to graduate summa cum laude from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on aquatic chemistry.

    Mr. Motolenich-Salas obtained his law degree from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. While pursuing his law degree, he participated on the law school’s moot court board and was a member of the Latino Law Student Association. He received his license to practice law in 2010, making him eligible to appear before all state courts in Arizona.

    Upon becoming a licensed attorney, Mr. Motolenich-Salas spent several years in private practice, focusing on intellectual property and bankruptcy law, as well as general commercial litigation. He has a wide range of experience at mid-sized firms, large firms and intellectual property-focused firms.

    Active in his legal and professional communities, Mr. Motolenich-Salas is a member of professional organizations, including the Hispanic National Bar Association, Los Abogados, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of directors of the Arizona Myeloma Network.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Intellectual Property
    • 30%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 20%Technology Transactions
    Focus Areas

    Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Internet, Science and Technology Law


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    Rising Stars: 2018

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    Admitted: 2010, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admitted to Arizona Bar, 2010
    • Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Arizona Technology Council
    • District of Columbia
    • Los Abogados
    • Arizona
    • Better Business Bureau
    • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Arizona Myeloma Network, Board Member
    • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Los Abogados

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Arizona Attorney, The Four Quarters of the Redskins Trademark Cancellations, The Revival of the Disparagement Doctrine,, 2014


    • Schreiber v. Eli Lilly and Co.
    • Ariad Pharmaceutical, et al v. Eli Lilly & Co.
    • Dow Chem. Co. v. Nova Chems. Corp.
    • Elan Corporation v. Andrx
    • Icon v. Fisher-Price
    • Typhoon Touch Technologies, Inc. et al v. Motion Computing, Inc. et al.
    • TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. v. Avago Techns. Limited et al.
    • In re Azusa World Ministries
    • NorthPeak Wireless v. 3Com Corp.
    • First Service Network v. First Service Maintenance Group, D. Ariz.
    • Easton v. Bosco
    • Planet Bingo v. VKGS, W.D. Mich.
    • NovelPoint Security v. General Technics
    • Interactive Life Forms, LLC et al v. Weng et al.
    • Powerline Innovations v. Elk Products et al.
    • RWD Innovative Specialty Trims LLC v. Oehme, N.D. Fla. to C.D. Cal.
    • Experian Information Services v. Nationwide Marketing Solutions, D. Ariz.
    • Olympian Labs, Inc. v. Azantis, Inc., D. Ariz.
    • Revolution Distrib. v. Evol Nutrition, D. Ariz. to N.D. Ga.
    • Experian Information Servs. v. Nationwide Mktg. Solutions, D. Ariz.
    • GoDaddy v. RPost, D. Ariz.
    • Neal v. Innovative Performance Research, LLC et al., D. Ariz.
    • IdealPro Software LLC v. Furtmann Bros. LLC et al., D. Ariz.


    • Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (trademark applications and registrations; trademark assignments), 2014

    Representative Clients:

    • Olympian Labs, Inc. (current), 2011
    • Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (Currently representing), 2014
    • Pacific International Liquor, Inc. (current), 2011

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property (Southwest), 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Eng., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1997
    • Bettis Reactor Engineering School, Honors: First in His Class
    • University of Notre Dame, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1995
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    Office Location for Kenneth Motolenich-Salas

    16210 N 63rd St
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    Phone: 202-873-1129

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