Keri Ann K.S. Krzykowski

Partner

Keri Ann is a partner concentrating in intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing.

She counsels clients on all aspects of foreign and domestic intellectual property portfolio management, including filing U.S. patent, trademark, and copyright applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office, filing international PCT patent applications and Madrid Protocol trademark applications, prosecution, licensing, and due diligence.

Keri Ann also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in litigation matters before the United States District Court for the District of Hawai`i.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, magna cum laude, and her Masters of Health Administration degree from the University of Southern California. She earned her law degree cum laude from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i in 2007.

Keri Ann is a registered patent attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and all Hawai`i courts, the United States District Court for the District of Hawai`i, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Hawai`i State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

  • Successfully represented client in injunction matters including the defense of a musician in $33 million copyright/Lanham Act claim, a small business owner in $3 million trademark case, a start-up vineyard in a trademark issue, and a nationally-recognized sculptor where Frank successfully petitioned for award of attorney’s fees.
  • Enjoined former employees who took confidential information from their employer for the purpose of establishing a competing business. Succeeded in getting the preliminary injunction despite the defendants’ claim that the eight electronic devices used to perpetrate the transfer of information were all lost or destroyed before a forensic examination could be conducted. In arguing that the destruction of electronic information was intentional, this client was awarded over $30,000 for a spoliation sanction and had defendants’ conduct certified by the federal magistrate judge for a contempt proceeding for violations of the preliminary injunction order.
  • Defeated a preliminary injunction motion seeking to enjoin a global financial advisory firm from hiring two employees.

Education

  • J.D. (2007), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, cum laude
  • M.H.A. (2003), The Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, cum laude
  • B.S. Biological Sciences (1999), University of Southern California, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Hawai`i State Bar (2007)
  • United States District Court (2007)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (2007)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2011)

Memberships

  • Hawai`i State Bar Association (2007)
  • American Bar Association (2007)

Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Treasurer, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Section of the HSBA 2016 – Current

 

Keri Ann gives various patent and intellectual property presentations throughout the year to students at the University of Hawai`i’s College of Engineering and William S. Richardson School of Law. In addition, she lectures twice a year at an intellectual property seminar at the “Hawai`i Small Business Fair: Launch Your Dream Into Reality”, which is organized by the Hawai`i Small Business Development Center.