Stephen A. Kennedy

Stephen A. Kennedy (Dallas, Texas)

Stephen A. Kennedy

Attorney in Dallas, TX
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.
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Practice Area
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unfair Competition
Represented American Fallen Warrior Foundation in pro bono litigation as a defendant in cyber-squatting, Lanham Act, trademark infringement litigation.
Total time spent on pro bono work: 5%

Overall Client Rating

in Intellectual Property and Business Law
4.9 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money
  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 5 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 07/05/13
Posted by a Corporation on 07/05/13
5.0 out of 5.0
As General Counsel for a large company, I have retained counsel from all over the country and globally for legal advice. I was tired of paying huge law firms $700 per hour and associates with no experience $400 per hour to work on cases and get mediocre results. Stephen Kennedy has a small firm, had a lower hourly rate and achieved results that far exceeded my expectations. I will use him for more cases in the future.
Posted by a Corporation on 06/23/10
4.8 out of 5.0
Mr. Kennedy is an outstanding litigator and navigates the court room with ease.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/23/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Kennedy is easy to talk to and communicates what he needs from the client very clearly. His ability to think ahead and take strategic direction is invaluable. In addition to in-depth preparation, he thinks on his feet, quickly drawing from vast knowledge and experience.
Posted by a Small Business on 06/17/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Excellent attention to detail and preparedness.

Overall Peer Rating

in Intellectual Property, Litigation and General Practice
4.5 out of 5.0
Legal Knowledge
Analytical Capabilities
Communication Ability
Legal Experience
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/07/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Excellent AV material.
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/04/13
5.0 out of 5.0
very competent, hard working and creative lawyer. I have worked on a number of complex matters with Mr. Kennedy and find hima first rate lawyer.

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Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1988, Texas
Law School Attended
University of Toledo
Class of 1987
cum laude
University Attended
Vanderbilt University
Class of 1984
Order of the Coif
Birth Information
Born in 1962
Associations & Memberships
Dallas and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Past Chairman, Intellectual Property Litigation Section); DFW Patent Association.
Bar Fellowship
American Bar Foundation; American Fallen Warriors Foundation.
Representative Cases
3rd 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).
Hobbies & Interests
Baseball; High School Football; College Football; Fishing; Reading

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Kennedy Law, P.C.
Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 4950,
Dallas, TX 75202
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Stephen A. Kennedy
Kennedy Law, P.C.
Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 4950,
Dallas, TX 75202

Kennedy Law, P.C. (Dallas, Texas)