Kennedy K. Luvai

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Kennedy K.Luvai
Shareholder
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6892

Kennedy Luvai is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer where he is a member of the firm’s technology, cybersecurity & privacy, and blockchain & digital currency groups.   

Drawing on a broad technical background, including a stint as a software developer, Mr. Luvai advises and counsels clients on innovation strategy and protection.  Mr. Luvai also provides a broad slate of strategic legal services to emerging technology companies, with a number of his clients being emerging companies developing innovative solutions using distributed ledger/blockchain technologies. In view of his work in the blockchain field, Mr. Luvai has become a thought leader having been invited to present on several occasions to technical, business and legal audiences and also having authored a number of articles in varied publications. In addition, Mr. Luvai counsels, advises, and assists clients on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters relating to data privacy and cybersecurity, including the development of policies and procedures pertaining to information security and privacy.  Thus, as part of his offering of strategic legal services to blockchain clients, Mr. Luvai is well-placed to advise such clients on emerging data privacy issues that are unique to companies developing or using blockchain solutions.  

Mr. Luvai is licensed to practice in Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  In addition, Mr. Luvai has been an active member of several professional organizations including the National Bar Association (NBA) where he served as the chair of the intellectual property law section for the bar year 2014-2015.

Mr. Luvai has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the intellectual property litigation category by the Mountain States Super Lawyers & Rising Stars in 2014 and 2015, was a recipient of an “Accomplished Under 40” award from the Idaho Business Review in 2015, and was a recipient of a “40 Under 40: Best Advocate Award” from the NBA in 2015.

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Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Oregon (J.D., 2006)

Honors:

Graduate Research Award, Center on Diversity & Community
(2005 - 2006)

Dean's Scholarship
(2003 - 2006)

Brigham Young University (B.S., 2002)

Major: Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics


Professional

Listed as a “Rising Star” in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation - Mountain States Super Lawyers & Rising Stars (2014, 2015)

Named to the Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List (2014)

Recipient of an “Accomplished Under 40” award from the Idaho Business Review (2015)

Recipient of a “40 Under 40: Best Advocate Award” from the National Bar Association (2015)


Associations

Professional

National Bar Association
Member
(2006 - Present)
Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect, Intellectual Property Law Section
(2013 - 2014)
Chair, Intellectual Property Law Section
(2014 - 2015)

Idaho State Bar
Intellectual Property Section
(2012 - Present)

Utah State Bar
Intellectual Property Section
(2013 - Present)

Concordia University School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Intellectual Property Law
(2014 - 2016)


Community

Leadership Boise
(Class of 2014 - 2016)

Love the Law! Program of the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section
Committee Member
(2012 - 2014)

TechStart Education Foundation
Member
(2009 - 2011)


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
Washington
Oregon
Idaho
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education

University of Oregon School of Law