About Us

Erickson Kernell IP focuses its practice exclusively in the field of intellectual property law – patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names and trade secrets. We assist our clients in acquiring, licensing and enforcing their intellectual property rights and avoiding and defending infringement actions.

We are problem solvers. We will listen to your needs and use our analytical skills, technical training and experience to efficiently guide you through the process of protecting and enforcing your rights.

We are teachers and counselors. We will educate you about the law and your options and assist you in making good business decisions.

We are business partners. We will take the time to educate ourselves about your business to ensure that our advice and services are given in the proper context.

Your IP Practice Group

We work closely with attorneys in numerous small to medium sized firms whose clients need assistance with intellectual property matters. We provide a comprehensive range of IP services to address your clients’ needs and you can maintain any level of involvement desired. We often take supporting roles in IP litigation or business transactions involving the sale or acquisition of IP. We often provide limited consultation of IP matters to referring attorneys at no cost, but are available to step in and handle more complicated matters as needed.



Kansas Office
913.549.4700 Fax 913.549.4646 8900 State Line Rd, Ste 500
Leawood, KS 66206

North Carolina Office
Please contact Blake Vande Garde by appointment only
Telephone 704.887.5261
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Ste 500
Charlotte, NC 28277



Kent Erickson
  • Super Lawyers: Top 50 Lawyers, Kansas City 2011-2013
  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City 2006-2013
James Kernell
  • Super Lawyers: Kansas City 2011