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KIRK A. DAMMAN is a member in the St. Louis office of Lewis Rice LLC, where he practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on helping startup and growing companies begin to manage, license, and gain value from their intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) as well as obtain protection for their most important ideas and products. Mr. Damman is the co-author of two books on patent law and is a mentor for local startups with Gateway Volunteer Mentoring Service. He also works with startups in other areas including issues related to crowdfunding campaigns and additive manufacturing (3D Printing). Mr. Damman is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where he was formerly the chairman of the Committee for Emerging Technologies. He is also involved with the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE. Mr. Damman earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Carleton College and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
CHAD J. HINTZ is an attorney in the law firm of Burke & Thomas, PLLP, in Arden Hills. He practices in the areas of professional liability, professional ethics, insurance, appellate practice, and personal injury. For more than ten years, Mr. Hintz has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to defending legal and medical professionals in malpractice litigation and administrative matters before the various licensing boards. In addition to practicing law at Burke & Thomas, PLLP, he has served as an adjunct appellate professor at William Mitchell College of Law since 2005. Mr. Hintz also served two terms on the Ramsey County Bar Association’s Ethics Committee, investigating ethics complaints against attorneys. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Mr. Hintz is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.
KENNETH L. KUNKLE concentrates his practice on trademark, copyright, and entertainment law matters. Over the 20 years he has been admitted to practice, he has assisted individuals and businesses doing business across the country, and on six continents (including Antarctica). Mr. Kunkle represents trademark owners before the U.S. Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the before various domain name arbitration panels. He has been interviewed by numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Mr. Kunkle is a current member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Ramsey County Bar Association.