• Biography

    Kenneth Parker is a first-chair jury and bench-trial lawyer who has tried patent, trademark and business cases to verdict. Ken previously served as the chair of Haynes and Boone's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.

    Ken's work spans across industries, ranging from semiconductors and medical devices to consumer products and real estate. 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. Ken’s most recent jury verdict was an $8.1 million trademark infringement verdict for his client against a publicly-traded defendant.

    Ken is proudly involved in his community, including serving as a board and audit committee member of the Orangewood Foundation, the board of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers—Orange County Chapter, and Vice President and Master of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court.

    Ken is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, is included in the Southern California Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2018, has been 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 2017-2018, as well as Orange County’s lawyer of the year in Trademark Law.

    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