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Rebecca Ann Krefft

Of Counsel, Lexington

Rebecca is Of Counsel in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2009. She is a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Intellectual Property Litigation, Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Franchise and Business Torts. She is also a member of the Business Services practice where she focuses on Intellectual Property. Rebecca's intellectual property experience involves both acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights for clients, including obtaining patents and negotiating a favorable settlement agreement for a copyrighted architectural work.

Prior to law school, Rebecca earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, she earned valuable experience working as an undergraduate research fellow at NASA. After graduation, she received industry experience working for ExxonMobil Corporation. While attending Duke University School of Law, she served as the Technology Editor for the Duke Law Journal and was active with the Pro Bono Board.

Rebecca is a member of the Kentucky, Alabama and American and Fayette County Bar associations, as well as the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Central Kentucky Inventors Council.

Education
Duke University School of Law
2007, J.D., cum laude
Vanderbilt University
2003, B.E., summa cum laude
Admissions
Alabama
Kentucky
Kentucky Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition

  • Duke Law Journal
  • Research Assistant to Dean Curtis Bradley
  • Award for Highest Grade in Legal Research and Writing
  • Award for Highest Grade in Contracts
  • Award for Highest Grade in Property
  • Award for Highest Grade in Torts
  • Award for Highest Grade in Criminal Law
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Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association 
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Central Kentucky Inventors Council
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Southeast Huntsville YMCA, Board of Management
  • Girl Scouts USA, Troop Co-Leader 
  • Challenger Elementary PTA, Vice President Membership
  • Southstreet Homeowners Association, Board Member
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Work Highlights

Patent Applications for Designs & Inventions

SKO prepared, filed and prosecuted patent applications for clients' inventions and designs in a wide variety of subject matter areas. Examples include exercise apparatus; floor treating machines; electronic monitoring systems; gardening systems; shelving designs; tool designs; and various mechanical, electrical and electromechanical systems, devices and methods.

Patent Review & Analysis

SKO regularly represents clients in the artificial turf surfaces industry regarding the review and analysis of patents in that industry. This representation involves performing detailed analyses and providing advice about whether our clients' and their competitors’ products are covered by the claims of various patents in the industry, as well as negotiating agreements with the owners of several of those patents. 
News Publications Seminars
"Entrepreneurship: Legal and Risk Management Considerations," Guest Lecturer, University of Kentucky College of Business May 2012
"Analyzing Business Acquisitions: Intellectual Property Issues," Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Keeneland Seminar, Lexington, KY Apr. 2012
"What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know about Antitrust and Competition Law," Co-Presenter, Presented at the KBA In-house Lawyers Section Apr. 19, 2012
"Protecting Your Assets: Intellectual Property Law 101," Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Keeneland Seminar, Lexington, KY Apr. 2011
"Primer on Copyright and Trademark Issues," LG&E and KU Energy, LLC, Louisville, KY Feb 2011
"United States and International Protection of Intellectual Property," Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Keeneland Seminar, Lexington, KY Apr. 2010
"Biomedical Device Commercialization for Engineers and Clinicians," University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY Nov. 2009