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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 serves clients through the Business Litigation practice, with a focus on conflicts and challenges regarding Intellectual Property, Business Torts, and Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Franchise matters. She also concentrates on Intellectual Property matters as part of the Business Services practice group.

Prior to joining SKO, Rebecca graduated from Duke University School of Law, where she served as the technology editor for the Duke Law Journal. As an undergraduate, she earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and was a research fellow at NASA. Before entering law school, she gained valuable industry experience working for ExxonMobil Corporation.

Business Litigation: Rebecca represents clients throughout Kentucky in complex commercial litigation. A notable example of work within this practice includes her success in negotiating a favorable settlement agreement for a copyrighted work of architecture.

Business Services: A registered patent attorney, Rebecca works with individuals and companies looking to protect their ideas, proprietary technologies, designs and inventions. She provides detailed competitive analyses of clients’ intellectual property and prepares applications to help them obtain patents. She also handles copyright registrations and counsels clients on their rights concerning various agreements, such as software licenses.

 

Education
Duke University School of Law
2007, J.D., cum laude
Vanderbilt University
2003, B.E., summa cum laude
Admissions
Alabama
Kentucky
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
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Southeast Huntsville YMCA, Board of Management
  • Girl Scouts USA, Troop Co-Leader 
  • 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 BusinessMay 2012
"Analyzing Business Acquisitions: Intellectual Property Issues," Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Keeneland Seminar, Lexington, KYApr. 2012
"What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know about Antitrust and Competition Law," Co-Presenter, Presented at the KBA In-house Lawyers SectionApr. 19, 2012
"Protecting Your Assets: Intellectual Property Law 101," Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Keeneland Seminar, Lexington, KYApr. 2011
"Primer on Copyright and Trademark Issues," LG&E and KU Energy, LLC, Louisville, KYFeb 2011
"United States and International Protection of Intellectual Property," Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Keeneland Seminar, Lexington, KYApr. 2010
"Biomedical Device Commercialization for Engineers and Clinicians," University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KYNov. 2009