Brandon J Kennedy

Brandon J. Kennedy is an associate with Lee Sullivan Shea & Smith LLP, where he practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Kennedy has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the mechanical and computing arts, representing clients involved in technologies such as networked multimedia systems, wearable computing devices, building construction and materials, fluid dynamics, and robotics, among others. He advises clients regarding the development and management of their intellectual property portfolios, including analysis of competing products.

Mr. Kennedy also has experience successfully representing clients in patent litigation proceedings, including experience with prefiling investigations, written discovery, motion practice, depositions, expert witness preparation, trial, settlement, and appeals.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mr. Kennedy was a design engineer and project manager for a full-service civil engineering firm, where he was responsible for the engineering design, regulatory approval, and construction of residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects. Mr. Kennedy remains a licensed professional engineer in the State of Illinois.


Practice Areas

counseling; litigation; prosecution; copyright; patent; and trademark and unfair competition


business methods; computing; software; mechanical and materials; medical devices; and telecommunications


J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Cum Laude

B.S., University of Notre Dame, Civil Engineering

Admissions and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois