David J. Kenealy

David J. Kenealy


David Kenealy is a partner with Kenealy Vaidya LLP. His experience includes assisting various technology firms with the development and protection of intellectual property portfolios, including prosecution of patent applications, patent licensing, patent infringement and validity opinion drafting, diligence/transaction work, litigation, and counseling in all areas of intellectual property law. His current concentration is primarily in patent and trademark prosecution and opinion work.

Mr. Kenealy’s background includes over five years of experience as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the Surgical and Medical Device Examining Group. Mr. Kenealy also served as a clerk for Judge Abrams at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. His technical experience includes one and one-half years as a co-op engineer at General Electric’s high intensity discharge lamp production and research facilities in Cleveland, Ohio.

As an attorney, Mr. Kenealy has counseled organizations in various fields of endeavor, including semiconductor devices, automobile, automobile supplies, medical devices and methods, electrical switches and connectors, juvenile products, electrical power generation plants and methods, internet and computer software, and business methods.

Mr. Kenealy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1990 and received his law degree from American University in 1995. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Ohio and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Kenealy is active as a volunteer attorney for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Mr. Kenealy previously worked with the Washington, DC office of an international law firm.