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Kenneth Nigon
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution
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Representative Patents

Kenneth Nigon has been an IP lawyer for 33 years.  Ken’s practice focuses on US and international patent protection for computer hardware, software, and business methods. Ken is a co-chair and a member of the Practising Law Institute faculty for the annual Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop. Ken is a contributing author for Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, a treatise published by BNA Books. Ken is a past-president of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association and has served on the board of directors and held many committee leadership positions in the American Intellectual Property Law Association where he currently serves as vice-chair of the Patent Relations with the USPTO Committee.  He earned recognition and is listed in Chambers & Partners America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in The Best Lawyers in America and in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, 1983

Juris Doctor

Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 1974

M.S. Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, 1973

B.S. Electrical Engineering

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United States Patent & Trademark Office

Advanced Specification Drafting Issues: Electronic and Computer Inventions

The Computer & Internet Lawyer vol. 24, no. 4, April 2007

The New Written Description Requirement

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, vol. 84, no. 9, September 2002

Patent Portfolio Management

The Patent Journal vol. 1, no. 11, September 2002

Representative Patents
Representative Patents

Method for on-demand distributed hash table update


Grouped multicast/broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) splitting


Full-Text Access point location identification methods and apparatus based on absolute and relative harvesting


Indoor location using magnetic fields