District of Columbia
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, Clemson University
Masters in Electronic Engineering, Clemson University
J.D. from George Mason University
Mr. Kidney graduated from Clemson University with a B.S.E.E. in 1984 and a M.S.E.E. in 1992, focusing on computational electromagnetics. As a night student, he received his J.D. degree from George Mason University in 1999. While working with several large law firms in the D.C. area, he assisted various FORTUNE 100 companies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications covering wireless systems, antenna design, radar, computer networking, software/business methods, micro-fuel cells, MEMS, semiconductors, power systems, electromagnetic and mechanical devices. He has proxied as in-house IP counsel and assisted in infringement analysis, due diligence, portfolio valuation, and trademark/trade dress/copyright-based product protection strategies.
Prior to Mr. Kidney's entry into the legal profession, he enjoyed over 12 years working in diverse fields such as: a software/algorithm engineer programming in Unix, Fortran, Ada, C, C++, Java for analyzing spacecraft antennas with the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.; an oil field logging engineer conducting off-shore open-hole measurements using proprietary radioactive-sonic-mechanical-electromagnetic measurement tools with Schlumberger in Louisiana; a radar/RADHAZ/EMI project engineer with the U.S. Navy's SPAWAR division in South Carolina; an adjunct professor at Tri-County College in South Carolina; and a high school math and science teacher in Kiev, Ukraine.
Mr. Kidney is admitted to the District of Columbia, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His hobbies include vintage stereos and soccer.