David Kelly represents technology companies in intellectual property matters, including counseling, licensing, litigation, contested Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) cases, and appeals. Appreciated for his candor and responsiveness, David is tenacious in protecting and defending his client’s IP rights.
David counsels clients on a range of IP issues and helps manage and protect their valuable IP. And he vigorously defends his client’s IP rights, having successfully litigated matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, contracts, and anti-trust.
David serves as lead trial counsel for clients in federal district courts throughout the United States, as well as in contested cases before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is also an experienced appellate advocate, arguing cases before both the Federal Circuit and the Patent and Trial Board.
Additionally, David manages his clients’ foreign and domestic patent and trademark portfolios, handling prosecution, licensing, and enforcement. He routinely provides opinions on patent validity and freedom to operate, and has conducted dozens of intellectual property due diligence reviews.
David is also dedicated to pro bono work. Recently, he helped secure an inmate’s compassionate release from prison after serving nearly 30 years for a crime committed when he was just a teenager.
A noted thought leader, David has authored dozens of articles, provided commentary in leading business publications, and given dozens of presentations on patent law issues and legal writing.
David was named a ‘Rising Star’ in IP by Georgia Super Lawyers for four years and was one of only a handful of lawyers selected in 2014 by the Daily Report magazine as a ‘Rising Legal Star Under 40.’
An avid hiker and backpacker, David has hiked several sections of the Appalachian Trail and hopes one day to hike all 2,200 miles of the trail.