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.
On October 27, 1981, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Pat. No. 4,297,672, entitled “Early Warning System for Approaching Transportation Vehicles.” The patent describes a radio signaling system for advanced warning of an approaching transportation vehicle to passengers within a plurality of predesignated pickup regions. The warning system minimizes the necessity of spending significant amounts of time at roadside pickup points awaiting the arrival of the vehicle.
With deepest sorrow, we announce the recent passing of our retired partner and dear friend Phillip L. Kenner. Phil joined our firm in 1963, after earning a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Akron School Of Law. Although he retired some years ago, Renner Kenner still proudly bears his name.
In a distinguished career that spanned over 40 years, Phil had extensive experience in all areas of domestic and international intellectual property law. His broad practice included both patents and trademarks with expertise in prosecution, licensing, client counseling, and litigation. As a consummate professional, Phil was widely admired for his integrity and ability.
Along the way, he mentored a good many of us in the honorable and skillful practice of law. His keen insight and dry wit will be greatly missed.
Renner Kenner proudly supports the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program of Summit County. The CASA program is made up of trained community volunteers who are appointed by a judge or magistrate to represent the best interest of an abused or neglected child in court. CASAs serve as informed, independent, and objective voices for these vulnerable children, to tell their story, and advocate for and on behalf of the child’s best interest and their need for a safe, permanent home as soon as possible. Learn how YOU can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Summit County by visiting http://summitcasagal.org/