Kenneth R. Davis II

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2121 |

Areas of Practice

Ken Davis chairs the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. He focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation, concentrating on intellectual property litigation, including Internet, copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret, and antitrust.  World Trademark Review 1000 listed Ken as a top individual in his practice, describing him as “an astute courtroom operator who can hammer out favorable results in even the most intricate of conflicts.”

Professional Experience

Ken has tried a number of cases as lead counsel in both state and federal courts and has argued before the Washington State Supreme Court. His experience includes representation of major software and Internet companies in intellectual property disputes.

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
  • Whitman College (B.A., Spanish, 1989)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Member, Lane Powell Board of Directors
  • Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Co-chair, Pro Bono Committee
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Apparel and Footwear
  • Class Action Defense
  • Education
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Retail

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Tried several cases and injunction hearings as first chair in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts, including five trials and arbitrations since 2010
  • Successfully represented a number of shoe manufacturers and sellers in trademark litigation brought by a major footwear manufacturer with respect to the right to use stripes as a design element on footwear
  • Successfully represented several clients in various patent litigations, including computer and mechanical related patents
  • Successfully defended and plaintiffed several claims involving complex trademark and tradedress issues
  • Successfully defended copyright actions with respect to literary, graphic, and computer software works
  • Represented prevailing party in several Internet domain name disputes
  • Successfully represented major Japanese corporation in connection with U.S. Department of Justice International price fixing investigation and a multitude of civil lawsuits filed under the Sherman Act
  • Successfully represented aluminum companies as plaintiffs in claims arising out of Sherman Act as a result of an international price fixing


  • “Content Provider Turns to Trademark Law in Battle Against Illegal Content Sharing,” World Trademark Review blog post, Quoted (April 30, 2014)
  • “Beware of Liability Tripwires When Designing a Website,” Portland Business Journal, September 26, 2008
  • Oregon State Computer State Law Deskbook, upcoming edition (Co-editor)
  • Contract Law in Oregon, Oregon State Bar publication, Chapter 1
  • Oregon Statutory Time Limitations, Contributing Author
  • “The Argument for Broader Protection Against Employer Drug Testing,” University of Puget Sound Law Review, Spring 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Ken is a regular speaker on all topics relating to intellectual property and Internet law.

Awards and Honors

  • Selected “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property (2015-2017)
  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Litigation (2012-2017)
  • Named a “Leading Trademark Professional” by World Trademark Review 1000 (2013-2016)
  • Named as “Oregon Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Intellectual Property Litigation (2009-2016)
  • Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll (2005, 2008)
  • Recommended for his copyright litigation expertise by The Legal 500 (United States): Volume II (Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecoms) and The Legal 500 (United States): Volume III (Litigation) (2007)
  • Selected “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property, Patent and Trademark
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association on various litigation committees
  • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Past Chair
    • Member, Antitrust Section
    • Member, Computer and Internet Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property and Antitrust Sections
  • Member, Federal Trial Practice and Procedure Committee of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Executive Committee and Board member, Classroom Law Project
  • Executive Committee, Eastmoreland Community Garden


  • Spanish

Kenneth R. Davis II

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2121 |