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Darin L. McCollum




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Darin is experienced in the preparation, prosecution, and enforcement of U.S. and international patents relating to computer software and hardware, electromechanical systems, and mechanical technologies. These wide-ranging technologies include financial management systems, payment processing and fraud detection systems, mobile device technology, medical devices, biosensors, micro-fluidics, electric motors, industrial energy control systems, imaging systems, and advanced manufacturing systems. Working closely with inventors, in-house counsel, and patent examiners, Darin assists clients through the various phases of product design and development to ensure suitable patent protection and strategic consistency. He provides advice on patentability, validity, and patent infringement issues, including preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and patentability, due diligence, and patent landscape analyses.

Prior to joining the firm, Darin was an associate in the Kansas City office of a national law firm. Prior to law school, Darin served as the director of Engineering & Manufacturing of Tayman Medical, Inc. where he directed research and design for innovative cancer treatment devices focused on prostate cancer brachytherapy.

Practice Areas

  • Patent & Trademark Preparation, Prosecution, and Enforcement

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2010
  • Missouri, 2011
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2010


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: CALI Excellence of the Future Award: Jurisprudence
    • Honors: Am-Jur Award: Legal Research and Writing
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Top Paper: Transactional Drafting
    • Major: Certificate in Business and Transactional Law
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri
    • 2007
    • Major: Engineering Management
  • Kansas State University, Kansas
    • B.S. - 1996
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Published Works

  • The Kansas Supreme Court Sounds the Death Knell of the ‘Civil’ Juvenile Court Proceeding.” Washburn Law Journal , Washburn Law Journal , 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Engineering & Manufacturing of Tayman Medical, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri, Director
  • Hardware Development of Computerized Medical Systems (now Elekta / CMS, Inc.), Principal Engineer
  • Honorable Judge Julie A. Robinson with the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, Extern
  • Small Business and Transactional Law Clinic, Intern Attorney
  • Hinkle Law Firm LLC, Associate