Our firm celebrated its Centennial in 2017. We practice exclusively in the area of intellectual property law, which encompasses patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related business and litigation issues. For over 100 years, we have represented diverse clients, including Fortune 500 companies and individual entrepreneurs.
Renner Kenner has obtained thousands of patents over the years for our clients. The "This Week in Our History...” section below is an example of a patent that was written and/or prosecuted by Renner Kenner.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Design Pat. No. D278,928 to Rubbermaid Incorporated on May 21, 1985. Design patents protect the ornamental design of a functional item, and can be a valuable part of an intellectual property portfolio.
This Memorial Day, Renner Kenner recognizes Bernard Frye, who served in the Rainbow Division, 42nd Infantry, during World War I. Bernard falsified his age by two years in order to enlist. In one interesting incident, Bernard posed as a body double for Gen. John J. (Blackjack) Pershing in a famous portrait done by artist Arthur Cahill. Apparently, they were about the same size and Gen. Pershing only had time to sit long enough to have his face painted.
When Bernard returned home from the war, he earned his law degree from Georgetown University, and worked as a patent and trademark attorney for Goodyear Tire before joining our firm. Bernard is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.