Brendan Kennedy

Brendan is an experienced intellectual property attorney who counsels clients on all aspects of their current and potential intellectual property – from rights protection, patent procurement, intellectual property licensing and transactions to intellectual property counseling, portfolio development and management strategies. Brendan concentrates his practice on mechanical, electrical and computer technologies for a wide range of clients in a variety of industries.

 

Brendan prosecutes U.S. patents and trademarks, and works with associates in other countries to obtain patents and trademarks around the globe. Brendan also provides advice on managing intellectual property portfolios and strategic use of intellectual property assets, including preparation and negotiation of licenses and joint research agreements. He also provides assessments and formal opinions on infringement, validity and potential for patentability or registration for patents and trademarks. Brendan has participated in reexaminations and appeals, freedom to operate studies and due diligence investigations pertaining to intellectual property, as well as supporting litigation efforts in state and federal courts.

Brendan has a background as an electrical engineer and a software programmer for several technology-based companies. His technical experience includes work in robotic controls, vision inspection, and network and router implementations. He also worked as an application and system programmer, developed real-time multi-tasking software and has performed network and database management functions.

Before joining West Hill, Brendan was in private practice with intellectual property law firms in New York City and Boston where he was primarily involved in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for clients that varied in size from start-ups to multi-national conglomerates.

Brendan received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Juris Doctor degree from The University of Connecticut. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and served as an intern with the Honorable Alfred V. Covello at the Federal District Court for Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Brendan enjoys skiing and golfing as well as traveling and is a private pilot.

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
University of Connecticut, B.S. Electrical Engineering

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