Kent Erickson

Kent Erickson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Leawood, KS

Erickson Kernell IP, LLC
 | 8900 State Line Road, Suite 500
Leawood, KS 66206
Phone: 913-549-4700
Fax: 913-549-4646
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (80%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Kent R. Erickson is a founding member of the intellectual property boutique law firm of Erickson, Kernell, Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC.  Kent is a registered patent attorney handling a wide variety of intellectual property issues for his clients, currently focusing his practice on patent preparation and prosecution in the mechanical and chemical arts, registering trademarks, opinion work and dispute resolution.  Kent has an expanding international practice and has handled US patent and trademark filings for firms in Canada, Germany, Sweden, China and Australia.  The firm has an extensive network of foreign associates through which it coordinates foreign patent and trademark filings on behalf of its clients.

Kent has been recognized the past three years by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 attorneys in the Kansas City area, the only patent attorney to receive this recognition.  In addition, the firm has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Law Firm for Intellectual Property matters in Kansas.

Kent has taken an active role in the legal community, previously serving as President and currently as a director for the Lawyers Association of Kansas City.  Kent has organized a four hour continuing legal education program on intellectual property issues for the Lawyers Association every year since 2008.  Kent is a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues and has made presentations on the following topics: 

  • Understanding Historic Changes to the U.S. Patent System Under The America Invents Act 
  • Getting Difficult Patent Applications Allowed: Submitting Evidence of Secondary Considerations of Non-Obviousness and Conducting In-Person Interviews 
  • Practice Pointers on Assignments & Signature Documents in Intellectual Property Matters 
  • Litigation Issues in Federal Court: Patent Claim Construction 
  • Intellectual Property Issues for Business Attorneys 


JD - University of Kansas 1990

B.S. Chemical Engineering – University of Missouri-Rolla 1986

About Kent Erickson

Admitted: 1990, Kansas

Professional Webpage:


  • For significant dedication, devotion and contributions to the Lawyers Associate of Kansas City and the legal community, LAKC Legacy Award, Lawyers Association of Kansas City, 2017

Educational Background:

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of Missouri - Rolla (now Missouri S&T), 1986

Industry Groups

  • Patent
  • Trademark And Copyright
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Office Location for Kent Erickson

8900 State Line Road
Suite 500
Leawood, KS 66206

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Last Updated: 7/7/2019

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