Jonathan L. Kennedy Appointed to the American Chemical Society’s Committee on EthicsMarch 14, 2022

MVS is excited to announce that MVS Intellectual Property Attorney, Jonathan L. Kennedy, was appointed Associate Member to the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Ethics. What does the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Ethics do? The Committee on Ethics promotes and supports high standards of ethical conduct and integrity in the community of chemistry and related disciplines for the benefit of science and society. Their mission is to provide and promote resources and activities that educate, guide, and recognize chemists in ethical decision-making. They have the following three goals:

  • Develop and disseminate five educational projects for use by local sections.
  • Develop collaborative programming on ethics with other groups, both inside and outside of ACS.
  • Increase the members’ recognition of ethics in their careers and its impact on society.

Jonathan’s practice focuses on intellectual property law, including, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. His patent practice centers on inventions related to chemistry, nanotechnology, and materials science. Jonathan also actively litigates intellectual property lawsuits with experience in state and federal courts as well as the Federal Circuit and before multiple USPTO panels. Representative clients that Jonathan has worked for include Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-ups, and individual inventors.

Jonathan was the Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association IP Section Council (2017 – 2020), he serves on the Board of Directors for the West Des Moines Soccer Club, and has served on the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemistry and the Law in various positions from 2015 through the present, including Chair and most recently Treasurer.

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