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


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


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


Worked at Rogers & Wells. Admitted to the bar, 1961, Virginia. 1962, United States. Claims Court.

1966, United States. Supreme Court and United States. Tax Court; 1968, New York and United States. Court of Appeals, Second and Fourth Circuits.

1969, United States. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 1980, United States. District Court, Northern District of California. 1981, United States. Court of Appeals, Third, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.

1982, United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 1993, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Author: "Trademark Trial Advocacy," A.B.A., 1986.

"Preparation for Trial," Practising Law Institute, 1988. "Selection and Use of Experts," A.I.P. L.A., 1989. "Effective Use of Juries," A.B.I.- A.B.A., 1989.

"Jury Trials in Patent Cases," P.L.I., 1989-1993. "The New Civil Justice Reform Act and Patent Litigation," N.Y.I.P. Association 1993. "Getting an Edge in Biotechnology Litigation," A.I.P.L.A., 1994.

"Litigating Technically Complex Lawsuits in the United States.," JMEA Tokyo Japan 1995. "The Year That Changed Patent Litigation," Annual duPont Patent Law Seminar 1995. "ADR in International IP Matters," IIL&B, 1996.

"Jury Trials in Patent Cases: The Jury is Dead, Long Live the Jury," IPO Annual Meeting 1996. "A Closer Look at Markman Hearings," National Inventor Hall of Fame Program 1996. Member, Bicentennial Commission of United States.

Claims Court, 1987-1990. United States. Patent Examiner, 1957-1960. Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, 1963-1967.

Counsel to United States. Copyright Office, 1966. Special Counsel to Department of Justice, 1967.

Referee, New York Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District, 1968-1969. Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York. New York State (Chairman, Special Committee on Patents and Trademarks, 1982-1986), Federal (Chairman, Symposium on Presidential Patent Reform Commission, 1966), American and United States.

Claims Court (Board Member, 1987—) Bar Associations. New York Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association (Director, 1988-1991). American Intellectual Property Law Association.

United States Trademark Association.


  • 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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 40 articles to professional journals.


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.


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

Edward F. Kidd

Mary (Feczko) Kidd

Elaine Mitchell

John Mitchell Kidd

David Alan Kidd

Cynthia Lorraine Kidd