Our Team

Michael K. Kinney
Managing Partner

Michael Kinney concentrates his intellectual property practice in all areas of patent and trademark law. He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in technical fields including cellular and satellite communications systems, computers, data processing and information systems, and consumer products.

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Christine Wilkes Beninati
Counsel

Christine Wilkes Beninati has been professionally involved in intellectual property law since 1993.  She has experience in a full range of IP law matters, with a particular emphasis on domestic and international patent prosecution, strategic patent portfolio development and management, opinions and client.

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Robert L. Rispoli
Counsel

Robert has been engaged both in corporate law and in private practice. He focuses his practice on protecting intellectual property for corporations with an emphasis on the mechanical arts including machine design and power generation. Robert has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications.

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Raymond D. Thompson
Of Counsel

Raymond D. Thompson, Of Counsel to the firm, was formerly president of Pfizer Products Inc., serving as the general counsel for this global intellectual property holding company of Pfizer, which licenses foreign patents and trademarks of Pfizer legacy operations worldwide.

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Carrie A. Hanlon
Litigation Counsel

Carrie A. Hanlon is an intellectual property litigator. Her practice focuses on patent litigation encompassing a variety of technologies in the electrical, chemical, and mechanical arts at the pre-trial, trial and appellate levels.

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Mark Kasulen
Director of Business Development

Mark comes to MKG with more than 20 years of experience in international manufacturing and distribution, product design, marketing and sales. Mark has firsthand knowledge of global supply chain management and international branding for major corporations.

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