Firm Overview

Leaders in Intellectual Property

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is a leading intellectual property law firm whose sophisticated and business-oriented approach helps clients succeed with their intellectual property strategies. Our global clients, many of whom are worldwide industry leaders, rely on us for their high-stakes litigation, prosecution, licensing, and counseling needs.

Our International Clients

We advise global industry leaders in their high-stakes intellectual property issues, from patent, trademark, copyright and other IP litigation, to patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, due diligence, and IP opinion work.  Our clients include:

  • Akzo-Nobel
  • Olympus 
  •  Apple
  •  SAP
  •  Bosch
  •  Sony
  •  CVS Caremark
  •  Teva
  •  Hewlett-Packard
  •  Toyota
  •  Lenovo
  •  Volkswagen
  •  Mattel
  •  Walmart

What Others Say About Us

  • “They are just spectacularly good lawyers who have a strong knack for cutting straight to the chase.” Chambers USA (2013)
  • “Kenyon & Kenyon continues to be one of the prime addresses for IP expertise in the United States.”  IAM 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2012)
  • “Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is ‘one of the best IP law firms in the world."  The Legal 500 United States (2012)
  • “Kenyon has achieved victories for us in numerous proceedings against well-funded and determined  adversaries. We would not hesitate to select the team to represent us in the toughest of circumstances.”  World Trademark Review 1000 (2013)
  • “Kenyon & Kenyon has been one of our primary outside IP counsels for well over one decade. The firm’s work is consistently the highest quality. The team members exhibit extraordinary professionalism and client service.” U.S. News & Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2014

Select Recent Victories

  • Toyota. Kenyon secured the right of our client Toyota to sell cars under the “LEXUS” name in Mead Data (LEXIS) v. Toyota.
  • Barnes & Noble. Kenyon defended Barnes & Noble in protecting its NOOK eReader products from claims of patent infringement made by Microsoft concerning various hardware and software patents in In the Matter of Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices.
  • Bosch.  Kenyon is helping to define the continued availability of injunctions after the U.S. Supreme Court’s eBay decision in Robert Bosch LLC v. Pylon Manufacturing Corp.
  • Sony. Kenyon achieved a favorable settlement for our client Sony in a high-profile dispute against LG Electronics, representing Sony in five U.S. litigations (including two ITC cases) involving patents pertaining to liquid-crystal display televisions and monitors, mobile phones and Blu-ray DVD technology.
  • Teva. Kenyon was lead counsel for plaintiffs Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Yeda Research and Development Co. in their victory to prevent Sandoz/Momenta and Mylan/Natco from infringing Yeda’s patents by marketing proposed generic versions of Teva’s blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone®.
  • Makers’ Mark. Kenyon achieved a victory for Maker’s Mark in one of the most important trademark cases of 2012, a high-stakes battle against Cuervo and its distributor Diageo for the red dripping wax seal. The Sixth Circuit ruled that Maker’s Mark holds an “extremely strong” and enforceable trademark in the well-known dripping red wax seal atop its bottle. 

Why We Are Different:  We Understand Your Business

  • Ninety-five percent of our attorneys hold undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in science or engineering, and many of our lawyers have also worked in our clients’ industries as scientists or engineers.  We understand the product, business and industry implications of our clients’ innovations. Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to hit the ground running at the outset of each engagement.
  • We have secured patent protection for over 37,500 complex technologies and innovations.
  • We have obtained trademark and copyright protection for over 23,000 products, brands and creative works, including over 13,000 foreign registrations.
  • We have a record of wins in the leading jurisdictions for intellectual property litigation, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Through our renowned International Trade Commission practice, we protect our clients’ rights to import products into the United States and challenge the rights of their competitors. Our lawyers have initiated or defended over 50 actions before the ITC.