Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Lestin Kenton

Mind + Muscle

Lestin Kenton


  • Lestin Kenton
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  • lkenton@skgf.com

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Mr. Kenton is an associate in the Electronics Group.  His practice areas include the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews, infringement and validity opinions, and patent portfolio evaluations.  He has a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Widener.  

Mr. Kenton has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to imagery, web, telecommunications, geographic information system technologies, graphics processing, avionics, optics, database management systems, computer networking, communications protocols, browsers, and computer architecture. Also, Mr. Kenton practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), challenging and defending already-issued patents.  In particular, he has handled both inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings under the America Invents Act.

Additionally, Mr. Kenton has wide ranging industry experience in advanced radar simulation systems, software, communications and networking, embedded systems, database systems, and web-based technology.  He has experience with a wide variety of programming languages including C/C++, Java, J2EE, XML, HTML, and Perl, and has developed systems using a variety of operating system platforms including Unix, Linux and Windows.  He applies his significant industry and technical experience to obtain and enforce high value patents that support clients’ business needs.

Mr. Kenton is also a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Mr. Kenton was employed at a defense contractor as a software developer, performing research, design and implementation of components and interfaces for complex radar simulation systems.  In addition, Mr. Kenton has worked in the Operational and Information Management group at the Wharton School of Business, where he researched the vulnerability of computer networks, with the focus on creating and testing viable solutions that could be implemented in large corporate settings.

  • Admissions
      • New Jersey

      • Pennsylvania

      • District of Columbia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., Widener University School of Law

    • B.S.E, Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania


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