R Bennett Ford Jr

Bennett Ford is a director with Roy, Kiesel, Ford, Doody & Thurmon.  His practice areas include patent, trademark, copyright prosecution, enforcement, defense and licensing.  Bennett joined Roy Kiesel in 1995.  He focuses on obtaining business driven solutions to the intellectual property needs of the firm's clients.


  • Tulane University, B.S. in Chemistry
  • Tulane University, J.D. (cum laude)


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Louisiana
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Involvement:

  • Federal Bar Association, Litigation Committee
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Wex S. Malone American Inns of Court, President (2008-2009)