James J. Kelly, Ph.D. Counsel | Washington, D.C.
James (Jim) Kelly is an intellectual property attorney with over 20 years of experience specializing in patent prosecution. His experience in U.S. and ex-U.S. patent prosecution along with conducting thousands of examiner interviews at the USPTO validates his profound technical and legal experience. Jim believes passionately that personal interactions with the examiners is the most effective way to obtain patent protection for his clients. Jim’s ability to prepare patent applications, infringement, validity and patentability opinions and expert declarations stems from his veteran career of serving as a trusted advisor to his client base. He also provides counsel to his clients in patent portfolio management, interferences, post-grant proceedings and licensing negotiations.
Jim’s technological expertise includes: organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences, medical devices, agricultural products, metallurgy, polymers, semiconductors, fuel cells, green energy, packaging, coatings, food products and cosmetics. Having a doctorate in organic and bio-organic chemistry, Jim is well aligned to prepare and prosecute patent applications in the chemical, materials and pharmaceutical spaces.