Barrett Spraggins understands the critical importance of an effective intellectual property strategy in today’s competitive business environment. He helps clients develop IP strategies that not only protect their technological innovations but also drive their business success.

For over fifteen years, Barrett has represented clients in a wide range of IP matters with a focus on creating and managing global patent portfolios for defense, monetization, and litigation.  He also has extensive experience performing IP evaluations, advising on patent landscapes and freedom to operate, and assisting with technology transactions, patent licensing, and litigation support. With a background in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, Barrett works across various industries and technologies, including: Generative AI, Large Language Models (LLMs), model training and usage, cloud computing, software applications, electrical power and battery systems, autonomous vehicles, sensor design, medical devices, circuit design and fabrication, and computer hardware.

Recognized as a top intellectual property attorney, Barrett is ranked nationally in the IAM 1000 and recognized as an IAM Strategy 300 Global Leader by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in their list of the World’s Leading IP Strategists. He has presented and published extensively on emerging technologies and on creating and implementing strategies for IP protection.

Barrett is also active in many professional organizations.  He currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Florida Intellectual Property Alliance (FLIPA) and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Intellectual Property Alliance (TXIPA).  Barrett also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee for the American Bar Association Section of IP Law (ABA-IPL) and Vice Chair of the AI Subcommittee for the Harmonization Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).  He is a member of AIPLA’s AI Task Force and was appointed as the U.S. representative to the Digital Economy Standing Committee for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Before co-founding Kennedy Lenart Spraggins, Barrett practiced patent law as a partner at Biggers & Ohanian in Austin, Texas.  He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University, where he was executive editor of the Florida State University Business Review and a member of the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.  Outside of his law practice, Barrett enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and two children.

  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Florida Intellectual Property Alliance
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Texas Intellectual Property Alliance
  • Vice Chair, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL)
  • Vice Chair, AI subcommittee for Harmonization Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL)
  • Co-chair, Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Subcommittee, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, Digital Economy Standing Committee, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Member, Planning Committee for AIPLA
  • Member, Patent Law Committee, Texas Bar Association

  • IAM Strategy 300 Global Leader: The World’s Leading IP Strategists; 2023, 2024
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals; 2022-2024
  • IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists; 2022, 2023
  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2019

  • “IP Aspects of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Technologies”, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Innovate Magazine, 2023

    • Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Hope Springs Eternal”, Moderator, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Spring Meeting, Austin, Texas, May 17, 2024
    • AI Ethical Competency: What Every IP Lawyer Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law”, Moderator, American Bar Association IP Law Section (ABA-IPL) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., April 19, 2024
    • IP Aspects of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Technologies”, Presenter, IDEA Annual Symposium at Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, November 10, 2023
    • Software Claim Drafting-Comparison Between the USPTO and EPO”, Panelist, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) CLE Webinar, November 9, 2023,
    • Building and Supporting Florida’s Culture of Innovation”, Panelist, Inaugural Meeting of the Florida IP Alliance, Tampa, Florida, October 6, 2023
    • IP Issues in the Metaverse”, Presenter, Emerging Technology Committee Meeting of AIPLA, August 30, 2023,
    • Unified Patent Court Strategies”, Moderator, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute, San Diego, California, February 3, 2023,
    • IP Considerations for NFTs & Digitalization”, Panelist, Intellectual Property Rights Gorilla Virtual Conference, November 10, 2022
    • IP Issues in the Metaverse”, Panelist, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October 27, 2022,
    • Building value in corporations through IP towards an exit strategy, M&A or public offering”, Panelist, World IP Forum (WIPF) Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 10-12, 2022
    • NFT and Digitalization – How IP Rights should cover these new technologies”, Panelist, Intellectual Property Rights Gorilla Virtual Conference, May 12, 2022
    • Patent Vs Trade Secrets: What you need to know and how can we choose between them?”, Panelist, 16th Intellectual Property Rights Gorilla Virtual Conference, November 10, 2021
    • Building a Global Patent Portfolio in 2021”, Panelist, International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 5, 2021
    • Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) and IP”, Panelist, International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4, 2021
    • The Power of IP Tech: Scaling with a Competitive Edge”, Panel Moderator, South Summit Conference, Madrid, Spain, October 5, 2021
    • Cultivating and Capturing Patent Innovation”, Presenter, 14th Intellectual Property Rights Gorilla Virtual Conference, New York, New York, August 25, 2021