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David H. Kennedy

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


David H. Kennedy, a partner in the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, is member of the Corporations Department specializing in technology and other intellectual property transactions, including license, acquisition, development, strategic alliance and other transactions involving software, semiconductor chip, Internet, biomedical and other types of technologies or content.  In addition to his technology transactions experience, Mr. Kennedy regularly assists with intellectual property issues (including due diligence issues) arising out of merger and acquisition transactions and has substantial experience involving a wide range of financing, distribution, supply and other commercial transactions and in protecting and acquiring intellectual property rights in a bankruptcy context.

Mr. Kennedy has lectured at a number of programs and seminars regarding intellectual property and various other legal issues, including programs sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, the Continuing Education Section of the California State Bar, the University of Southern California Law Center, the American Conference Institute, the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property and Technology Institute, Glasser LegalWorks Seminars, Law Seminars International, Stanford Law School and the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel.  He is a member of the Science and Technology Section, the Business Law Section and the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law and Business Law Sections of the California State Bar Association. Mr. Kennedy has contributed chapters or articles regarding intellectual property issues to a number of treatises, including Intellectual Property in Business Transactions, S L. Weakley, ed. (2008); Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances, S. Glover and C. Wasserman, eds. (2007) and Intellectual Property in Business Organizations: Cases and Materials, Richard S. Gruner, Shubha Ghosh, Jay P. Kesan (2006).

Mr. Kennedy graduated in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he served as Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif.  He earned an M.B.A. degree, with a major in finance, in 1981 from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business.

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