Stephen A. Kennedy

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Dallas,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Copyright
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Protection of Trade Secrets
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Malpractice Cases
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Law
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Commercial Constitutional Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Computers and Software
  • Computer Contracts
  • Computer Crime
  • Computer Fraud
  • Computer Law
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Software Law
  • Computer Technology
  • Data Protection
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Information Technology Licensing
  • International Computer Law
  • Software Copyright
  • Software Licensing
  • Software Protection
  • Software Publishing Technology
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • International Commercial Contracts
  • International Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Copyright Protection
  • Copyright Registration
  • International Copyright Law
  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Local Government Law
  • Local Government Liability
  • International Trade
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Defamation
  • Libel Defense
  • Libel and Slander
  • Media Libel
  • Unfair Competition
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Long-Arm Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Newspaper Law
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Publishing Law
  • Patents
  • Biochemical Patents
  • Biotechnology Patent Prosecution
  • Biotechnology Patents
  • Business Method Patents
  • Chemical Patent Prosecution
  • Chemical Patents
  • Computer Architecture Patents
  • Computer and Software Patents
  • Design Patents
  • Electrical Patent Prosecution
  • Electrical Patents
  • Electro-Mechanical Patents
  • Electronic Patents
  • International Patents
  • Internet Patents
  • Mechanical Patents
  • Medical Patents
  • Metallurgical Patents
  • Molecular Biology Patents
  • Patent Infringement
  • Patent Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Protection
  • Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution
  • Pharmaceutical Patents
  • RICO
  • Civil RICO
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Trademarks
  • Counterfeiting
  • International Trademarks
  • Internet Trademarks
  • Lanham Act
  • Service Marks
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Names
  • Trademark Arbitration
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
Contact InfoTelephone: 214-716-4343
Fax: 214-593-2821
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., Order of the Coif, 1984
Law SchoolUniversity of Toledo, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Admitted1988, Texas
Memberships Dallas and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Past Chairman, Intellectual Property Litigation Section); DFW Patent Association.

Over the last 27 years, Mr. Kennedy has successfully represented clients in high profile patent, copyright infringement cases, high-tech patent infringement cases, copyright misuse, patent-antitrust, intellectual property transactions, FINRA arbitration and employment litigation matters. He has specific experience in litigating: Patent cases involving surveillance technology; Copyright cases in the fields of software litigation, architectural copyright cases, photography cases, trials involving the copyrights for paintings and other traditional artwork, a jury trial involving rights to a publication licensing agreement, on-going litigation involving screen writer and literary works; Patent infringement actions involving medical devices, lasers, semiconductors, photography equipment and chemical compounds; Patent antitrust actions involving Handgards and Walker Process claims; trademark opposition proceedings and assisted clients in general trademark registration; Trade secret representations including both transactional and litigation matters involving confidentiality agreements and nondisclosure agreements; Theft of trade secret cases; Right of publicity cases, including representing a popular recording artist and a talent model; Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) matters involving digital rights management, circumvention litigation measures, takedown notices, online liability limitation and Computer Maintenance Competition Act matters; Business Litigation cases shareholder disputes, FINRA arbitration cases, whistleblower litigation, SOX claims, legal malpractice cases, AAA arbitration matters. Mr. Kennedy represents a number of international, national and regional corporations in the development and execution of appropriate litigation strategies and IP transactions as well as FINRA broker dealers, SBIC entities, investment bankers, technology companies, startup operations, entrepreneurs, sole proprietorships, individuals, authors, painters and other artists.

Bar Fellowship: American Bar Foundation; American Fallen Warriors Foundation.

Reported Cases3rd Eye Surveillance v. United States (Court of Federal Claims - ongoing)(patent infringement); 3rd Eye Surveillance v. e-Watch (E.D. Tex. - ongoing)(patent case); 3rd Eye v. Stealth (E.D. Tex. - 2014)(patent infringement); 3rd Eye Surveillance v.Cities of Frisco, Addison Irving, Austin, Fort Worth (E.D. Tex. - 2014)(patent infringement litigation); Karen Dillard's College Prep LP v. KD Studio (E.D. Tex. - 2014)(obtained jury finding of trademark infringement, willful infringement and permanent injunction); Commerce Street Capital v. Pate, (N.D. Tex - 2015)(represented plaintiff in dispute concerning investment banking contract); Mart v. Berkshire Hathaway, (N.D. of Indiana - 2012) (representing plaintiff against former employer and others alleging claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002); Francesca Collections Boutique, Inc. v. Francesca Molina, (D. Colorado - 2012) (Represented defendant in trademark infringement case and successfully protected client's common law rights to trademark); Donald Hugh Henley v. Dillards Department Stores, 46 F. Supp.2d 587 (N.D. Tex. 1999) (represented recording artist Don Henley in a right of publicity case and obtained summary judgment in favor of client); Clark v. Dillards Department Stores, (N.D. Tex. 2012)(representing model in right of publicity case - still pending); Spent v. Montana Silversmiths, et al (W.D. Tex. 2012)(represented artist in actions for copyright infringement against several silversmiths and obtained summary judgment against each defendant, resulting in favorable settlements); Mart v. ESPN et al (S.D. Cal. 2010) (represented artist in actions for copyright infringement against several international media companies and, after filing motions for summary judgment, obtained favorable settlements); ChemCal, Inc., et al v. Delta Water Technologies (N.D. Tex. 2011)(represented defendant in patent infringement case and successfully challenged patent validity which resulted in favorable settlement); Independent Capital Management, LLC v. Collins, 261 S.W.3d 792 (Dallas App. - 2009) (reversing a preliminary injunction); MGE UPS Systems, Inc. v. Titan Specialized Services, Inc., et. al., slip op., No. 3:04- 0231 (M.D.Tenn., December 8, 2006) (court awards contempt penalties of $27 Million for violation of injunction); MGE UPS Systems, Inc. v. Fakouri Electrical Engineering, Inc., 422 F. Supp.2nd. 724 (N.D. Tex. 2006) (opinion of Judge Means on summary judgment motions in copyright infringement case); Kirsch v. Uncle Julio's Corp. et. al., slip op., No. 3:02-CV-1583-K (N.D. Tex, 2003) (after obtaining defense verdict in architectural copyright infringement case, court awarded $737,000 in attorneys' fees and expenses to defendant); PMI Photomagic v. Foto Fantasy, 60 Fed.Appx. 319, 2003 WL 722181 (Fed.Cir. 2003) (representing PMI Photomagic in successful patent appeal); KIS, S.A. et. al. v. Foto Fantasy, Inc., et al., 204 F. Supp.2d 968 (N.D. Tex. 2001) (representing KIS, S.A.); Image Dynamics et. al. v. Foto Fantasy, Inc., et al., 240 F. Supp.2d 608 (N.D. Tex. 2002) (representing Image Dynamics); Service Asset Management Co. v. Hibernia Corp. 80 F.Supp.2d 626 (E.D. Tex. 2000) (representing Service Asset Management Company) 5; Hampton Hardware, Inc. v. Cotter & Co., Inc., 156 F.R.D. 630 (N.D. Tex. 1994); Texas Instruments Incorporated v. Cypress Semiconductor, et. al., 39 U.S.P.Q.2d 1481 (N.D. Tex.1995).

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Stephen A. Kennedy

1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 4950
DallasTX 75202


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