Dorian B. Kennedy

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Monarch Plaza
3414 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Suite 1600
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
T: 678.406.8705
F: 678.406.8805

Dorian B. Kennedy, shareholder in the Atlanta office, concentrates his practice in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright law and related litigation including the protection and management of intellectual property asset portfolios of domestic and international corporations. He has practiced intellectual property law since 1990 and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Kennedy has over 17 years of experience in U.S. and foreign mechanical and computer software patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, licensing and infringement and patent validity opinions. Mr. Kennedy's patent experience includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications directed to computer software, toy water guns, toy air guns, industrial refrigerator hinges and locks, fuel cells, thin film batteries, ceiling fans, air purifiers, humidifiers, outdoor grills, and medical devices.

Recent Representative Transactions

  • Patent Counsel to the leading international ceiling fan manufacturer, including protecting such against infringement in the U.S. District Court
  • Patent Counsel to thin film battery manufacturer
  • Patent Counsel to leading toy development company
  • Intellectual property counsel to international refrigerator component manufacturer
  • Trademark Counsel to international medical garment manufacturer

Examples of Recently Issued Patents

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,150,544
  • U.S. Patent No. D536,431
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,204,862
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,899,967
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,679,155
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,540,108
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,055,214

Professional Honors & Activities

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member – Georgia Bar Association
  • Member – United States Patent Bar
  • Member – American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property

Admissions

  • Georgia, 1990
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1990
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1990
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2004

Education

  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • University of Georgia, B.S., 1986