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Lawrence J. Kelly

Associate Attorney

Larry Kelly joined the firm as an associate in November 2011. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in 1981. Mr. Kelly earned his law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2009, where he was a research fellow for the Law Institute of the Americas. Mr. Kelly practices in all aspects of intellectual property with an emphasis in patent preparation and prosecution. Mr. Kelly's experience includes patent preparation and prosecution, patentability opinions, infringement opinions, patent searching, and client counseling related to patent issues.

Mr. Kelly has practiced in IP matters in fields of art including aircraft components, radio-frequency identification, polymer compositions, catalyst chemistry, pharmaceutical compositions, medical devices, optic and mechanical devices, oilfield tools, stored-value transactions, computer software, and business methods.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Kelly served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William R. Mullins, NTSB ALJ, as a patent clerk with Winstead PC in Dallas, and under contract supporting opinion letter projects at Conley Rose, P.C. in Plano, TX.

Previous to entering the legal profession, Mr. Kelly was an international airline captain, a flight training and safety instructor and manager for a major airline, and a Federal Aviation Administration Flight Engineer Examiner Designee. He holds Air Transport Pilot ratings for the Boeing B-727,B-737,B-757/767, the Fokker F-100, and the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Mr. Kelly also served in the U.S. Air Force as a glider instructor, and as flight lead in the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star and the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.

Mr. Kelly is is a registered patent attorney, licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and a member of the Dallas Bar Association.