Kenneth (Ken) Cheney focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) matters with a concentration on patent-related transactional matters and post-grant proceedings.
Ken’s transactional experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting due diligence investigations in connection with funding, acquisition and merger transactions, and preparing legal opinions on patent validity, infringement and non-infringement. His litigation experience has involved patent and trademark infringement, trade secrets, fraud and breach of contract. Ken’s practice also involves the representation of clients in post-issuance patent challenges before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial & Appeal Board.
Ken’s technical experience includes computer hardware and software systems and related architecture, networking, analog and digital technology, integrated circuits, nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion battery cell technology, volatile and non-volatile memory systems and devices, and medical devices. Prior to attending law school, Ken worked as a software engineer and in aerospace, integrating and testing power systems and mixed-signal technologies in spacecraft applications.
Ken has authored numerous articles on IP-related issues, including articles directed to patent law under the America Invents Act. Ken is a contributing author of Patenting Virtual Worlds and Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in IP Law published by the American Bar Association.
Ken received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his bachelor’s in computer engineering from the University of California, Irvine. While in law school, he was a senior production editor of the Loyola International & Comparative Law Review and a moot court competition semi-finalist.