Michael K. Kelly
PRACTICE AREAS:COMMERICIAL LITIGATION
Michael K. Kelly is a member of Beus Gilbert McGroder PLLC, a premier boutique law firm concentrating on High Stakes Litigation, Real Estate and Zoning Law, and Plaintiffs Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death. Mr. Kelly is a member of the firm’s High Stakes Litigation practice.
Mr. Kelly has over 27 years of experience in assisting clients with intellectual property-related matters. He has extensive transactional and litigation experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, contract, licensing, and technology transfer disputes, including first-chair jury trial experience in federal district court. Mr. Kelly is well-versed in patent, trademark, and copyright (including software) prosecution and infringement, trade secrets and unfair competition, international dispute resolution, and intellectual property insurance and legal opinions. He is also familiar with the rules and procedures governing United States patent and trademark prosecution, as well as the evolving protocols in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Mr. Kelly’s technical expertise includes encryption, cyber security, medical imaging, software architecture, data cache and database systems, microprocessors, optics, semiconductor processing, and wafer fabrication technologies, cloud computing, advanced weapons systems, medical devices, supersonic aircraft design, automotive systems, business methods, avionics, credit and financial services, mobile devices, smartphone applications, and consumer electronics.
U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court – District of Arizona
Arizona Supreme Court
Wisconsin Supreme Court (Inactive)
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin (Inactive)
Marquette University – B.S.
University of Illinois – J.D.
University of Illinois – B.S
The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, and Trademark Law, 2018-2023
Memberships & Activities
State Bar of Arizona, Member, Past Chair, Intellectual Property Law Section, Executive Council
State Bar of Wisconsin, Inactive Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Licensing Executives Society
International Trademark Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Teen Addiction Anonymous, Member, Board of Directors
Contributor, “Protection or Privacy?,” AZ Business Magazine (2016)
Co-author, “The Evolving Cyber Security Regulatory Environment,” Hospitality Technology Magazine (2015)
Author, “Smartflash v Apple,” Intellectual Property Magazine (2015)
Contributor, “What to Do if Someone is Infringing on Your Patent,” InsideCounsel Magazine (2015)
Contributor, “Data Security Experts Reveal the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with Data and Information Security,” Digital Guardian (2015)
“Cyber Security,” Imagine Technologies Group and TouchPoint Management Services (November 2017)
“TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group,” LFA IP Community (October 2017)
“Trending Cybersecurity Breach Vectors,” Arizona Business Council (May 2017)
Co-presenter, “Cybersecurity and SEC Reporting: What Needs to Be Reported, and When,” Association of Corporate Council Arizona (2016)
Guest Lecturer, Patent Law, Summit Law School (2016)
Panelist, “Emerging Cybersecurity Disruptive Technology Strategies,” 5th Annual ATICACTRA/AZ InfraGard Program (2015)
Co-presenter, “Patent Prosecution Practice Tips,” CLE in the Gardens: Cultivating Best Practices in Intellectual Property Law, State Bar of Arizona (2015)
Co-presenter, “Cybersecurity: Minimizing Risk and Responding to Breaches,” Jennings Strouss and the AZ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2015)
Co-presenter, “Cybersecurity: Minimizing Risk and Responding to Breaches,” Lucid Agency + Google 2015 Digital Summit (2015)
“Protect Your Intellectual Property Assets,” Arizona Horizon (2015)
“Arizona Technology and Innovation: Securing Data,” Arizona Horizon (2015)