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Renessa S. Kennelly

Renessa Kennelly is an associate in Dickinson Wright’s Patent Prosecution practice group in the Austin office. As a former engineer and registered patent attorney, Renessa focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution in computer-related technologies such as computer software, microprocessors and integrated circuits, computer architecture, network security, data storage, and Internet applications. 

Education & Credentials


Lewis & Clark Law School

J.D., 2013
  • Animal Law Review, Associate Editor, 2011-2013

University of Texas, Austin

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2005

Bar Admission

  • Texas

Prominent Assignments

  • Handled patent preparation and prosecution for a data storage giant on an ongoing basis.
  • Performing IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Asylum Representation
  • Girls Empowerment Network

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Prior Experience

  • Intel Corporation - Product Development Engineer, Santa Clara, CA
  • J.J. Pickle Research Center - Undergraduate Research Assistant, Austin, TX
  • Iraqi Student Project - Math Teacher, Damascus, Syria
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