Mentor

Kirk perpetually seeks to disseminate his breadth of knowledge of intellectual property law not only to his clients, but to his community as well. He regularly attends local startup events to make himself available as a resource for local entrepreneurs and speaks to various audiences, both locally and nationally, on an array of topical IP subjects. Kirk also publishes articles and books relating to IP practice and the understanding of intellectual property by non-lawyers. Additionally, Kirk is an active mentor for Gateway Volunteer Mentor Service (GVMS), an entrepreneur support group.

Gateway Volunteer Mentor Service

GVMS supports entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area by facilitating a successful environment to help them move forward with their company. As a mentor, Kirk joins with a dedicated team assigned to a particular entrepreneur to strengthen their venture and expedite their growth. Entrepreneurs can take advantage of Kirk's broad understanding of intellectual property law and of the resources within the St. Louis entrepreneurial network.

Community Educational Presentations

  • Lecturer, End User License Agreements, SQ1 Ignite (2016)
  • Lecturer, Protecting Intellectual Property, SCORE St. Louis (October 2016)
  • Lecturer, Intellectual Property in the Game Industry, PixelPop (October 2016)
  • Lecturer, Protecting Intellectual Property, SCORE St. Louis (July 2016)
  • Lecturer, Protecting Intellectual Property, SCORE St. Louis (February 2016)
  • Lecturer, The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media for Small Businesses, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (December 2015)
  • Lecturer, Practical Intellectual Property Law for Game Development, Pixel Pop Festival, St. Louis, MO (September 2015)
  • Lecturer, Protecting Intellectual Property, SCORE St. Louis (August 2015)
  • Panelist, IP and Brand Protection in a Highly Competitive Technical Landscape, OSA Optics & Photonics: Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, Arlington, VA (June 2015)
  • Moderator, Music Innovation - World IP Day Celebration, StartLouis (April 2015)
  • Lecturer, How to Learn Patent Strategy by Playing Video Games, StartLouis (February 2015)
  • Panelist, Identifying Patent Examiner Biases and Making Them Work Using Legal Analytics, The American Lawyer: Legal Analytics and the Business of Law Summit, New York, NY (November 2014)
  • Lecturer, Protecting Intellectual Property, SCORE St. Louis (September 2014)
  • Lecturer, Copyright 101, National Business Institute prerecorded webcast (April 2013)
  • Lecturer, Developing a Patent Strategy, Bio Entrepreneur Development Program (February 2013)
  • Lecturer, The Busy Attorney's Toolkit to "Mobile" Success, National Business Institute, Inc., St. Louis, MO (2012)
  • Moderator, Computer Forensics, Missouri Bar Association LexPort 2013 Tech Expo (October 2013)
  • Moderator, eDiscovery, Missouri Bar Association LexPort 2013 Tech Expo (October 2013)
  • Moderator, ALL IN - Winning Litigation Strategies, MOBar (November 2012)
  • Lecturer, Emerging IP Challenges: In the Cloud and on the Net, Missouri Bar Association, Webinar (2012)
  • Lecturer, Intellectual Property Fundamentals for an Engineer, MPSE and IEEE joint meeting, St. Louis, MO (2011)
  • Lecturer, Developing a Patent Strategy, Bio Entrepreneur Development Program, St. Louis, MO (2011)
  • Lecturer, The Jewel of Your Good Name - Intellectual Property in the Jewelry Industry, AGS Conclave, San Francisco, CA (2011)
  • Lecturer, Patent Issues in Alternative Fuel Technologies, AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2008)
  • Lecturer, Patent Law for Engineers, Saint Louis University (2008)
  • Lecturer, Litigating a Patent Infringement Case, National Business Institute, Inc., St. Louis, MO (2008)
  • Lecturer, Patents outside the Patent Office: An In-Depth Inquiry into Litigation and Business Strategies, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2007, 2008)