Stephen Kenny

Counsel, Registered Patent Attorney - New York

Steve Kenny
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Stephen Kenny’s practice includes patent portfolio development and management, competitive intelligence and analysis, and due diligence investigations. He analyzes competitor patent portfolios to counsel clients on pipeline products and potential design modifications. Stephen prepares validity, infringement, patentability, and clearance opinions in the electro-mechanical and mechanical fields, with a concentration on medical devices. In addition, he studies competitor products to advise clients on enforcement of their patent portfolios against third parties.

Stephen also has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, conducting examiner interviews, filing appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, accelerated examinations and reexamination proceedings. Thus, he provides technical and legal analyses to strategically partner and advise clients with all stages of their products life-cycle development.

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  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Syracuse University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering; M.S. in Engineering Management, 1999
  • Syracuse University, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 1997

Representative Experience

  • Represented IBM in two successful PTAB appeals of USPTO Examiner rejections on patent applications directed towards content decryption technologies.
  • Defendant in automobile component assemblies against 18 asserted patents in D. Del.
  • Complainant in method of manufacturing herbicide in International Trade Commission
  • Defendant in chemical composition of cosmetics in D.N.J.
  • Defendant in arbitration related to antipsychotic pharmaceuticals in International Chamber of Commerce
  • Plaintiff in smartphone related technology in E.D. Va.
  • "Investigating Patent Law’s Presumption of Validity, Part II: An Empirical Analysis of How Unconsidered Evidence and Evidentiary Standards Affect Jury Verdicts," 2011 CARDOZO L. REV. de novo 46.

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  • Member of New York Bar Patents Committee since 2012
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Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)