Kenny is a registered patent attorney with a background across a range of areas, including life sciences, software, electrical, and mechanical technologies. His practice focuses on complex and high-value intellectual property litigation in various federal district courts and before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Kenny leverages his experience with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage startups to obtain favorable outcomes during litigation. He draws on a background handling patents involving gaming technologies, blockchain, cancer treatments, hygiene products, medical devices, microphones, drones, gene therapies, pollution control technologies, and power tools.
Kenny is involved with numerous legal and community organizations in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. He currently serves as co-chair and co-founder of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section Racial Justice Coalition, chair of the Illinois Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section Council, and more. He has received accolades that include the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago’s Volunteer of the Year Award, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section’s Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project Leadership, and is listed as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in Intellectual Property.
Kenny earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and his juris doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Following law school, he earned another bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Oregon State University. He also held an externship with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trials and Appeals Board.