With his extensive experience arguing in all levels of courts across the United States, Thomas B. Kenworthy litigates on behalf of clients to protect their patent and intellectual property portfolios. Tom’s experience spans both trial and appellate courts, where he often serves as lead counsel, protecting his clients from patent infringement, counseling petitioners and amici in connection with certiorari petitions involving patent law and procedure, and commercial litigation.
Tom’s clients, which include companies in the medical device, telecommunications networking equipment, plastics and chemicals, semiconductors and semiconductor fabrication equipment, valve, helmet, and computer industries, depend on his counsel in all aspects of patent and intellectual property law. He often represents companies, both complainants and respondents, in Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Tom served on active duty with the US Marine Corps from 1974 to 1978, where he was a Judge Advocate. Prior to that, he was a law clerk to Judge Benjamin R. Jones, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1973 to 1974.
Dartmouth College, 1970, A.B.
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, 1973, J.D., Cum Laude
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Federal Circuits
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Clerkship to Judge Benjamin Jones of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1973 - 1974)
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized as an "IP Star" by Managing IP guide published by Euromoney's Legal Media Group (2013, 2015–2016)
Member, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Past Member, United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Intellectual Property Advisory Committee