Russel Primeaux

USA: Louisiana

Kean Miller LLP
400 Convention St #700
P. O. Box 3513
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tel: 225.382.3454


Russel Primeaux is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1997 and leads the intellectual property (IP) practice, which includes trademark, patent, copyright and trade secrets. Russel is a Registered Patent Attorney and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He represents clients in obtaining protection for the various forms of IP and in litigation involving infringement. Russel also has experience in the representation of clients in the licensing, sale or evaluation of IP.

Russel handles IP matters spanning a wide range of technologies, including biochemistry, business methods, chemical processes, computer printer designs, digital hardware designs, electronic devices, medical devices, microprocessor design, electric power transmission, gas chromatography, oil exploration, software, thermodynamics, and waste treatment. On numerous occasions, he has served as an expert witness in patent infringement litigation in cases involving both utility patents and design patents.

Russel teaches patent law at the LSU Law Center. He served on the Faculty of the LSU Law Center Trial Advocacy Program from 1995 to 1997. Russel served as Chairman of the Intellectual Property Section of the Louisiana State Bar from 1997 to 1998. He is also a former Marine artillery officer and Judge Advocate. Russel is listed in the The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc. 2003-2018) in the areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. Russel was named Baton Rouge Lawyer of the Year in Patent Law for 2018 by Best Lawyers. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Greater Baton Rouge. Russel is also listed in the Who’s Who Legal USA: Trademarks 2006.

Kean Miller maintains one of the largest patent, trademark and copyright practices in Louisiana. Our intellectual property team provides counseling on how to best protect proprietary assets and represents clients in infringement litigation or other types of disputes involving intellectual property. Kean Miller handles intellectual property matters in many areas, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, patentability studies, patent infringement opinions, evaluation of trademark searches, the preparation and prosecution of state and federal trademark registrations, and preparation of copyright registrations.

We have a unique ability to prepare and implement proprietary programs for businesses, to include the preparation of non disclosure and non compete agreements, representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in infringement litigation involving patents, trademarks, or copyrights and in business litigation with claims of unfair competition or theft of trade secrets, and intellectual property valuations.

With more than 150 attorneys, Kean Miller is one of the largest full-service law firms based in Louisiana, and the largest in the Capital Region. From offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Lake Charles and now Houston, we serve the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the regional economy. We have particular dedication to serving Fortune 1000 companies with significant operations in the Gulf South, providing them with legal resources focused on growth. From the courtroom to the boardroom, our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

Kean Miller serves clients in numerous industries, including maritime, energy, petrochemicals, manufacturing, drilling and exploration, pipeline, technology, telecommunications, media, advertising, film and entertainment, retail, food and beverage, construction, contracting, banking, financial services, shipping, transportation, gaming, education, health care, refining and real estate.

Kean Miller assists clients in a variety of service areas, including business litigation, construction, environmental regulation, permitting, class action defense, banking and finance, admiralty and maritime, products liability, emergency and incident response, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, intellectual property, patents and patent infringement, chemical exposure litigation, toxic tort defense, oil and gas, health law, medical malpractice defense, bankruptcy and reorganization, utilities regulation, labor and employment, state and local tax, legislative and administrative lobbying, estate planning, probate, municipal finance, and insurance coverage and recovery.

Russel earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981. He earned his J.D., cum laude, in 1987 from the University of San Diego where he was a member of the San Diego Law Review.