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Lawyer , corporate financial executive

John Edward Kidd, American Civil litigation, federal Patent Trademark and copyright lawyer, corporate executive.

Background

Kidd, John Edward was born on January 17, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Edward F. and Mary (Feczko) Kidd.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Le Moyne College College, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1961.

Career

Bar: Virginia 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Tax Court 1966, New York 1968, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1968, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit), 1968, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1969, United States District Court (northern district California) 1980, United States Court Appeals (3d, 5th, 9th, 11th circuits) 1981, United States Dist Court (eastern district) Va.1993. Patent examiner United States Patent Office, Washington, 1957-1960. Patent advisor United States Navy, Washington, 1960-1962.

Trial attorney Department Justice, Washington, 1963-1967. Counsel to Copyright Office, Washington, 1966-1967. Special counsel Department Justice, 1967.

Associate Kenyon & Kenyon, New York City, 1967-1970. Associate, partner Pennie & Edmonds, New York City, 1971-1985, Anderson, Kill, Olick & Oshinsky, Professional Corporation, 1986-1991. Partner Shea & Gould, 1991-1994.

Sr.ptnr. Rogers & Wells, 1994, Executive Committee 1996. Counsel Baseball Hallof Fame, 1995. Referee 9th Judicial Department New York Supreme Court, 1968-1969.

Executive, Chairman of the Board Engineer of Mines Kidd, Ltd. Chairman Symposium on Presidential Patent Reform Commission, 1966. Lecturer, member of faculty Practicing Law Institute, 1967, 1984-1996.

Member Bicentennial Commission United States Claims Court, 1987-1989. Guest lecturer Inventor Hall of Fame, 1996-1998.

Achievements

  • Bar: Virginia 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Tax Court 1966, New York 1968, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1968, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1968, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1969, United States District Court (northern district) California 1980, United States Court Appeals (3d, 5th, 9th, and 11th circuits) 1981, United States District Court (eastern district), Virginia 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 40 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active United Fund of Westchester, Comty. Fund of Bronxville, Westchester council Boy Scouts American. Trustee Le Moyne College College Alumni.

Member American Bar Association (lecturer 1984-1994), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Intellectual Property Association, United States Trademark Association, Copyright Society of America, New York State Bar Association (chairman special committee on patents and trademarks 1982-1986), Federal Circuit Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Association (board directors 1998-1991, chairman arbitration committee, 1999-2002), Licensing Executive Society (co-chairman New York City section 2002-2003), Association of Bar of City of New York, Law Society (London), Law Society (Wales), The Oaks Country Club (Sarasota, Florida), Yale Club, Sky Club, Rockefeller Club, Delta Theta Phi.

Connections

Married Elaine Mitchell, February 23, 1963. Children: John Mitchell, David Alan, Cynthia Lorraine.

father:
Edward F. Kidd

mother:
Mary (Feczko) Kidd

spouse:
Elaine Mitchell

children:
John Mitchell Kidd

David Alan Kidd

Cynthia Lorraine Kidd