Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel

(703) 677-3009

Areas of Practice: Patents, Licensing, Interferences.

Mr. Kenehan has over 30 years experience in the field of intellectual property, particularly in sectors involving chemistry, chemical engineering and biotechnology. His practice has involved patent procurement, infringement and validity opinions, patent interferences, reissues, reexaminations, appeals to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, appeals to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and licensing.

Representative technology areas include catalysis, petrochemicals, polymers, films, fibers, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, semiconductors, agrochemicals, proteins and recombinant DNA.

Mr. Kenehan has specialized in interference practice and has actively participated in numerous interferences dating back to 1980.

Mr. Kenehan served in the United States Army (Natick Laboratories and Walter Reed Army Hospital) as an analytical and synthetic chemist. Mr. Kenehan also was as an analytical chemist at the National Institutes of Health.

Mr. Kenehan has presented speeches at professional and educational organizations including the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Association and the Japanese Intellectual Property Association.

Mr. Kenehan has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Selected Publications: Unexpected Oxidation of Nitroxide Alcohol with m-Chloroperbenzoic Acid. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chem. Comm., 943 (1974).
Oxidation of Nitroxides by m-Chloroperbenzoic Acid. Tetranderon Letters No. 33, 2869-2872 (1975).
Nitroxide-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols Using m-Chloroperbenzoic Acid, A New Method, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 40, 1860 (1975).

Legal History: Interference Counsel, Ashe, P.C., Reston , VA.; Of Counsel, Greenblum and Bernstein, Reston , VA; Partner, Westerman, Hattori, Daniels and Adrian, LLP, Washington, D.C.; Of Counsel, Armstrong, Westerman and Hattori, Washington, D.C.; Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC; Washington, D.C.; Senior Counsel, Mobil Oil Corporation, Fairfax, VA.; Associate, Cushman, Darby and Cushman, Washington, D.C.

Education: The American University Washington College of Law (J.D. 1978); The Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. Chem. 1972).

Admitted: District of Columbia, United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.