• Biography

    Ken Parker is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried patent, trademark and business cases to verdict. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets litigation. Ken previously served as the chair of Haynes and Boone's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.

    Ken’s experience and results have been mentioned in the following publications, among others:

    •  “A ‘top litigator’” who is “phenomenal in front of a jury.” World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), 2016
    • Named a Top IP Lawyer in California, Daily Journal, April 19, 2018
    • A “courtroom doyen” who is “extremely sharp” and can “identify arguments and strategy very quickly.” Word Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), 2017
    • Recognized as securing one of the “Top Defense Results” in California in 2017, Daily Journal, February 21, 2018
    • “With a profound reservoir of IP litigation know-how backing him up, he brings a level head to heated disputes. His rich trial experience makes his arguments particularly cogent and allows him to deal with a trademark conflict at all levels.” World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), 2018
    • “An experienced federal court litigator with cross-country experience. His experience across a wide range of complex commercial and IP suits has helped him to develop the narrative skills needed to succeed in front of a jury.” World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), 2015
    • Among team members recognized by Cisco in its “Excellence in Partnering” award in 2017

    Ken is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, is included in the Southern California Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2017, was rated as a Patent and Trademark Star in 2017, as well as an IP Star, by Managing IP Magazine, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, and has been selected as a leading California trademark litigator by World Trademark Review, Globe Business Publishing Ltd., 2013-2018. He was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Litigation – Intellectual Property and Trademark Law in 2017-2019, as well as Orange County’s lawyer of the year in Trademark Law.

    Ken's work spans across industries, ranging from semiconductors and medical devices to consumer products. Ken prides himself on leading or working with teams to best serve clients, making complex issues understandable for clients, judges, and juries, and obtaining superior results for clients. In addition to litigating in his home state of California, Ken handles cases in courts throughout the country, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets cases.

    When Ken is not litigating for clients, he enjoys speaking on issues related to trial tactics and approaches, substantive patent and trademark issues, and providing pro bono work for clients recommended by Orange County's Public Law Center.

    Ken is proud to have been a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1994 to 1995.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1994, high honors; Vice Chancellor; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review: Articles Editor (1992-1994), Outstanding Articles Editor (1994)
    • B.B.A., Management, Texas A&M University, cum laude; University Honors; CBA Fellows Class VIII; Aggie Corps of Cadets (1987-1991), Commanding Officer, Sq. 4 (1990-1991)
  • Admissions

    • California, 1996
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit