Taylor English has an excellent reputation as a leader in providing outstanding legal work and acting as a business partner.

Kean J. DeCarlo is a leader in the mechanical, software, database solution, and medical technology sectors and actively advises clients on patent, trademark, trade dress, licensing, unfair competition, copyright, trade secret, and Internet matters. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. DeCarlo has extensive experience in domestic and international patent prosecution, patent counseling, portfolio and competitor analysis, licensing, and commercial transactional matters for clients ranging from start-up companies to international conglomerates. He provides strategic due diligence guidance to companies, universities, and investors during mergers and acquisitions or portfolio restructuring, with a particular emphasis on early stage growth companies and entrepreneurs in commercializing their IP assets.

Before joining Taylor English, Mr. DeCarlo was a partner and led the mechanical and medical technology/software practice teams for Ballard Spahr LLP and Needle & Rosenberg LLP where he formed the first focused medical technology patent group in the Southeast in 1999.  Additionally, Mr. DeCarlo worked as a domestic and international commercial pilot for Delta Air Lines and served in Operation Desert Storm as a fighter pilot with the United States Air Force.

Mr. DeCarlo earned his JD, magna cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law in 1997, his MBA, with honors, from Golden Gate University, and a BS, magna cum laude, in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. 

Mr. DeCarlo is an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law and IP Licensing Law at both Georgia State University College of Law and Mercer University College of Law. Mr. DeCarlo is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and its Technology Law Section Executive Committee, the Copyright Society of the U.S., the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Southeast Medical Device Association. He has also been listed as one of the leading patent attorneys in the world by IAM Patent 1000 for both 2014 and 2015.


State Bar of Georgia, Technology Law Section, Executive Committee

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Georgia State University College of Law and Mercer University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Intellectual Property Law and Intellectual Property Licensing Law

Southeast Medical Device Association


Speaking Engagements


Georgia State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1997

Golden Gate University, MBA, with honors, 1990

Clemson University, BS, mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, 1982

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Recognized as one of "IP Stars" in Georgia by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013

IAM Patent 1000: One of the World’s Leading Patent Attorneys, 2014, 2015