Robert Kenney has over 30 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, as well as trademark prosecution, counseling and portfolio management. Mr. Kenney helps clients protect, profit from and enforce their valuable intellectual property rights, including licensing and intellectual property asset acquisition, creating and protect trademarks, building brands and making trademarks and brands profitable. Mr. Kenney is also a certified patent valuation analyst (CPVA), helping clients determine the value of patents and patent portfolios for commercializing their IP rights.
A seasoned litigator, Mr. Kenney has represented numerous clients in United States District Courts, U.S. Appeals Courts, the International Trade Commission and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His extensive experience allows for efficiency in his practice and a universal focus on clients’ business interests first, helping his clients avoid litigation where possible, and tailoring litigation strategy toward the best business outcomes for clients.
Mr. Kenney is also skilled in all aspects of trademark practice, including trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, client counseling, anti-counterfeiting counseling and inter partes matters.
He is an experienced educator in intellectual property litigation and trademark law for audiences at all levels, and coordinates BSKB’s annual U.S. Trademark Practice Seminar with participants from around the globe. Mr. Kenney lectures extensively throughout the world on U.S. trademark practice as well as intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution in United States courts and the International Trade Commission. He finds that teaching in relation to new developments in intellectual property litigation and trademark law has contributed to successes in his legal practice. Mr. Kenney’s clients include the full spectrum from multinational and Global 500 companies to mid-size businesses and individuals in the fields of consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, apparel, home goods and kitchen products, travel services and automotive parts.
Two Evolving Issues in Trademark Law: How Non-Issues Can Affect Rights in a Trademark and Protecting a Mark in View of the New Generic Top-Level Domains, Aspatore Thought Leadership: Intellectual Property Law, 2014
Defended a toy manufacturer against claims of trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement in a trial that resulted in findings of non-infringement on all claims.
In a case before the International Trade Commission for patent infringement, obtained for client the only dismissal of the 10 defendants. Avoiding the significant cost of this litigation to his client’s business.
Obtained default judgment for violation of the settlement agreement, to client’s great satisfaction, when, after a settlement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the opposing party violated the agreement.