John Kenny focuses his practice on patent litigation, inter partes proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), investigations by the International Trade Commission (“ITC”), and licensing. He has over 20 years of intellectual property legal experience having appeared before U.S. district courts, the ITC, the PTAB, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Kenny has broad-based litigation, investigation, and interference experience in the electrical and mechanical, chemical, and biotech fields, having worked on electrical and computer software, chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, optical, and mechanical matters. He advises clients on the America Invents Act (“AIA”) and has served as lead counsel in several patent interferences.
In 2010, Mr. Kenny participated in the Partners in Prosecution program at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he served as a Special Assistant District Attorney and lead/co-counsel at several trials. In 2007, Mr. Kenny was an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he taught patent licensing. Mr. Kenny has also argued before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York.
Prior to studying law, Mr. Kenny performed graduate research in the Bioelectric Division of MIT’s Electrical Engineering Department. Mr. Kenny developed optical and electronic means for measuring the effects of low frequency electrical fields on human cells.
Managing Intellectual Property, "Defining the Scope of U.S. Patents," March 2005.