Nicki Kennedy is a registered patent attorney who concentrates her practice on patent-related matters with a focus on client counseling, patent prosecution, domestic and international patent portfolio development and management, and post grant proceedings. Additionally, Ms. Kennedy’s practice includes invalidity, patentability, non-infringement, and freedom-to operate opinions.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kennedy worked as an associate in a boutique intellectual property law firm in Northern Virginia, where she also focused on patent law. Previously, Ms. Kennedy was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where she examined patent applications in the organic chemistry field, including polymer, pharmaceutical, transdermal and cosmetic patent applications.

Prior to her experience at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Ms. Kennedy was an associate at a boutique law firm where she focused on import and export law, particularly under the Export Administration Regulations. She also gained technical experience working in a small pharmaceutical research lab.

Professional & Community Activities

Jessup Cup Moot Court Competition, Volunteer Judge


  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. (2008)
    Comparative and International Law Certificate
  • Randolph-Macon College, B.S., Chemistry (2005)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey (2008)
  • Virginia (2008)
  • District of Columbia (2017)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2011)

Who We Are

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Washington, DC, 20005-2018
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Nicoletta M. Kennedy

Experience Highlights

Daicel v. Celanese
Counsel for patentee Celanese in five inter partes review petitions filed by competitor Daicel challenging validity of Celanese patents related to more