Christopher B. Kelly

Alston & Bird LLP

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West Peachtree Street Northeast 1201
Atlanta 30309 GA US

Christopher Kelly is a patent lawyer based in Alston & Bird’s Atlanta office. As a post-grant practitioner, Chris represents petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method review (CBM) proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Chris is experienced with all phases of post-grant trials and appeals, has argued before the Federal Circuit and PTAB, and coordinates post-grant trial strategy for cases involving related ITC or district court litigation.

Chris also focuses on strategic patent counseling for high-value products and innovations, including domestic and international patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate and validity investigations, portfolio management, and dispute resolution counseling.

Chris’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups and are involved in a wide array of technologies, including mechanical and electromechanical products, medical devices, manufacturing processes, software, and materials science innovations.

Chris also serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlanta IP Inn of Court and maintains a pro bono practice representing victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.


  •  University of Tennessee (J.D., 2008)
  •  Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S.M.E., 2004)

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia
  •  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Atlanta IP American Inn of Court, Executive Committee
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Alumni Council
  • Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), Volunteer Attorney of the Year


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West Peachtree Street Northeast 1201
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