Kirk A. Damman, Esq. 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. With a degree in physics and licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more than 20 years, Kirk works with clients whose products are as diverse as circuit and electrical designs, medical devices, computer software and Internet, heavy equipment and manufacturing, alternative energy and fuel, and consumer goods.
Kirk co-authored 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). Kirk is also an active 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. In 2018, Kirk was selected to receive Missouri Lawyer’s Media’s Top Legal Innovation Award.
Kirk was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® 2010 and 2013.