About Bill Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy holds a B.A. in Biology from Stanford University, an M.A. in Biology from the University of California, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. He is admitted as an attorney in Massachusetts, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Before opening his solo practice Mr. Kennedy was Of Counsel at Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP. Before that he was Of Counsel with Hickman Coleman & Hughes LLP, and was later a Partner at the firm of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP, following a merger of the Hickman firm with the Oppenheimer firm. Mr. Kennedy began his career as an associate attorney in 1986 with the Boston firm of Fish & Richardson, and then assisted in starting up the Patent Group at the Boston firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart. He returned to California in 1992 as an associate attorney at Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, and he has worked as patent counsel at Cygnus, Inc. in Redwood City and at HP/Agilent in Palo Alto.

Mr. Kennedy is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association; and is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.