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John Edward Kidd

lawyer , corporate financial executive

John Edward Kidd, American lawyer, corporate financial executive.


Kidd, John Edward was born on January 17, 1936. Son of Edward F. and Mary (Feczko) Kidd.


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


Patent examiner United States Patent Office, Washington, 1957-1960. Patent advisor United States Navy, 1960-1962. Trial attorney Department Justice, 1963-1967.

Counsel to Copyright Office, 1966-1967. Special counsel Department Justice, 1967. Associate Kenyon & Kenyon, New York City, 1967-1970.

Associate, partner Pennie & Edmonds, 1971-1985. Managing partner intellectual property group Anderson, Kill, Olick & Oshinsky, Professional Corporation, 1986-1991. Managing partner group and executive committee Shea & Gould, 1991-1994.

Partner Rogers & Wells, 1994—2000, executive committee, managing partner intellectual property and technical group, 1994—2000. Counsel Baseball Hall of Fame, 1995-2001. Senior partner, global leader intellectual property Clifford, Chance, Rogers & Wells, since 2000.

Patent examiner United States Patent Office, Washington, 1957-1960. Senior partner Clifford Chance United States, LLP, since 2002. Referee 9th Judicial Department New York Supreme Court, 1968-1969.

Executive, chairman board Engineer of Mines Kidd, Ltd. Chairman Symposium on Presidential Patent Reform Commission, 1966. Lecturer, member faculty Practicing Law Institute, 1967, 84-96, 99-2003.

Member Bicentennial Commission United States Claims Court, 1987-1989. Guest lecturer Inventor Hall of Fame, 1996-2000. Patent litigation lecturer Practicing Law Institute, 2001, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2001.


  • 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.


  • 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