Edward Kelly

Ropes & Gray LLP

Edward J. Kelly provides intellectual property advice and legal opinions and represents clients with appeals at the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board, oppositions before the European patent office, and re-examination proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office. He also provides strategies for securing patents, trademarks and copyrights to a broad range of clients.

Ed works with a number of clients, protecting and defending IP related to medical devices, telecommunication, technology, semiconductor and MEMs technology, computer network technologies, and software.

He also represents clients during investments, on legal opinions and with licensing. He has extensive experience before the Board of Appeals at the U.S. Patent Office, and before the examining and opposition division of the European Patent Office.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ed worked as a hardware and software design engineer in the Signal Processing Group of Raytheon, the Benjamin Franklin Institute for Robotics, and the medical electronic division of Hewlett-Packard (now Philips).


  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • BS (Electrical Engineering), Lehigh University


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • European Patent Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Boston IP American Inn of Court
  • Engineering Advisory Board, Lehigh University
  • Past Co-Chair BBA IP Law Section

Experience :

  • Advising a medical device company in relation to patent revocation proceedings before the UK High Court.
  • Represents a U.S. software company with enforcing and licensing its U.S. patents.
  • Wrote and prosecuted patents for a Scottish company on breakthrough imaging technology that won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (2008).
  • Represented Avaya, TPG and Silverlake on the $900 Million acquisition of Nortel’s Enterprise business, including acquisition and licensing of several thousand patents related to telecommunications and mobile devices.
  • Represented a U.S. software company as patent proprietor in an opposition before the EPO, successfully defending the patent.
  • Represented a U.S. software company with enforcing and strategically licensing its patent portfolio.


Rate : $$$

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