Taylor English Adds IP Litigator
Taylor English is pleased to announce that Kelly Casey Mullally has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. Ms. Mullally joins more than 15 attorneys who focus their practice on complex patent issues, intellectual property litigation, and developing patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret strategies. Formerly, Ms. Mullally was a Law Clerk for both the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (the Appellate Court for all patent cases in the United States) and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She also previously served as a law professor at the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law after practicing as an IP litigator at the respected IP firm of Finnegan Henderson.
“Protecting IP has become a crucial business strategy for our clients and, with the addition of Kelly, our firm is well situated to assist in providing clients with senior-level counsel for IP litigation and post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office,” said Jeffrey R. Kuester, Chair of the firm’s Patent Practice. “Kelly’s extensive knowledge and experience in this complex area of law brings tremendous value to our clients, particularly as we continue to grow our IP practice and other key practices impacting our clients.”
Ms. Mullally has expertise in analyzing complex patent issues, resolving patent conflicts, and developing patent, trademark, and trade secret strategies. Her experience includes patent litigation and pre-litigation counseling in a wide range of technologies and industries, including mechanical devices, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper products, oil and gas, cosmetics, medical devices, foodservice products, and polymer films. In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Mullally will provide client counseling and prepare opinions in the patent and trademark areas.
Ms. Mullally is registered to practice before the United State Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and a founding member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.
Ms. Mullally received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry (Highest Honors) from Georgia Tech, and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she graduated first in her class.