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 is an intellectual property lawyer focused on providing strategic advice relating to all aspects of intellectual property procurement and enforcement. Ms. Mullally has experience in analyzing complex patent issues, resolving patent conflicts and developing patent, trademark and trade secret strategies. She has experience with patent litigation and prelitigation counseling in a wide range of technologies and industries, such as mechanical devices, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, paper products, oil and gas, cosmetics, medical devices, food-service products, packaging and manufacturing, 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 through the U.S. Supreme Court certiorari petition stage. Ms. Mullally has represented clients in numerous Federal Circuit appeals. 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 was a law professor for 10 years, during which time she deepened her IP expertise by teaching, writing and speaking throughout the country on a variety of IP 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.


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

Federal Circuit Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Atlanta Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Community Involvement

Decatur-DeKalb YMCA and Chiefs FC, Youth Soccer Coach, 2009-present

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

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Speaking Engagements


News Releases


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


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


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