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Being part of a strong IP team within a firm that also offers a full menu of legal services allows me to work with talented colleagues who have a variety of other legal specialties to ensure that clients’ intellectual property rights and business objectives are pursued in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

Kelly Mullally focuses her practice in the areas of intellectual property and general commercial appellate litigation. In her intellectual property work, Ms. Mullally provides strategic advice relating to all aspects of intellectual property procurement and enforcement. She has substantial experience analyzing complex patent issues, resolving patent conflicts, and developing patent, trademark, and trade secret strategies. Her patent and trade secret litigation and prelitigation counseling has involved a wide range of technologies and industries, such as chemical compositions, cosmetics, food-service products, mechanical devices, medical devices, nonwovens, oil and gas, packaging and manufacturing, paper products, pharmaceuticals, and polymer films. Ms. Mullally has represented clients in all stages of litigation, with experience from bench and jury patent trials in the U.S. District Courts, to Federal Circuit and Eleventh Circuit appeals, through the U.S. Supreme Court certiorari petition stage. In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Mullally has provided client counseling and prepared opinions in the patent and trademark areas. She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Mullally also focuses her practice on appellate litigation generally. She has significant experience in all phases of the federal appeals process, representing clients and working with trial counsel in cases dealing with such varied legal topics as administrative law, labor and employment law, tort law, and complex procedural issues. Ms. Mullally enjoys resolving difficult legal questions and expanding her areas of substantive expertise through her appellate work.

Ms. Mullally was a law professor for 10 years, during which time she deepened her expertise by teaching, writing, and speaking throughout the country on a variety of topics, including patent licensing, international intellectual property, patent litigation, patent law and innovation, claim construction and Markman hearings, trademark law, copyright law, the Federal Circuit, Supreme Court decisions in IP cases, and the America Invents Act.

Ms. Mullally attended The University of Georgia School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and served on the Georgia Law Review. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge J.L. Edmondson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (1998-1999)and for Judge William C. Bryson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1999-2000). Ms. Mullally received her BS in chemistry, with highest honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she conducted research in polymer chemistry and industrial chemicals, and also worked in industry researching protein adhesion on nonwoven (polymeric) fabrics.

Memberships

Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Founding Member, Master, Past Pupilage Group Chair

Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement

Youth Soccer Coach, 2009-present

Arbor Montessori School, Parent Involvement Committee, 2011-2015; Diversity Committee, 2010-2012

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Education

The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, First Honor Graduate, 1998

Georgia Institute of Technology, BS, Chemistry, highest honors, 1995

College of William and Mary, Russian Studies, 1991-1992

Clerkship

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Hon. J.L. Edmondson

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Hon. William C. Bryson

Bar Admissions

Georgia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court