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Jonathan A. Kidney

San Diego
(619) 340.0440
Cell: (571) 641.9420


State Bar of District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
United States Patent and Trademark Office


Intellectual Property
Data, Privacy, and Security



J.D., George Mason University School of Law

M.S., Computational Electromagnetics, Clemson University

B.S., Electronic Engineering, Clemson University



Jonathan A. Kidney is a partner in the San Diego Office. Mr. Kidney specializes in representing hi-technology clients in the electrical sciences.

Mr. Kidney has worked 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. Mr. Kidney 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.