Daniel Kennedy



Education and Clerkships

Ph.D., Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley, 2014

B.S., Physics, University of Minnesota, 2009, summa cum laude

B.A., Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 2009


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Daniel J. Kennedy is a Patent Agent in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Haynes and Boone’s San Francisco office. Daniel has represented numerous clients in their patent prosecution matters in fields such as medical imaging, spectroscopy, optics, nuclear magnetic resonance, next generation sequencing, proteomics, cell sorting, microfluidics, quantum metrology, brain-machine interfacing, in silico drug design, artificial intelligence, software, optical computing, and quantum computing.

Before moving into patent law, Daniel obtained a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on leveraging optical techniques to detect nuclear magnetic resonance signals without the need for large superconducting magnets. He also completed a postdoctoral research appointment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked on a variety of projects related to detecting and treating exposure to chemical and biological weapons.

Daniel is currently attending law school at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is the recipient of a Dean’s Fellowship. He expects to finish in 2022.

Email Disclaimer