Adam G. Kelly Joins Venable’s Intellectual Property Litigation – Technology Group in Chicago

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Washington, DC (May 15, 2023) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Adam G. Kelly has joined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office within the Intellectual Property Litigation – Technology Group. Mr. Kelly has represented clients across a wide variety of assertion, prosecution, opposition, and invalidity challenge matters before various U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, and the Korean Patent office.

Justin Pierce, a co-chair of Venable's IP Division, said, “As we continue to build our IP Litigation Group both nationally and regionally, we are always looking for talented professionals like Adam, who will further strengthen our current capabilities. He is an accomplished and well-respected intellectual property litigator with a national reputation and a strong presence in Chicago, and we are happy to have him join us.”

“Adam’s in-depth trial experience and familiarity with the major patent litigation forums in the U.S. will be of tremendous value to our clients. We look forward to integrating him into the team,” said Megan S. Woodworth, a co-chair of Venable's IP Litigation – Technology Group.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Kelly has significant experience counseling clients on ways to competitively use intellectual property to increase market share and revenues by implementing effective strategies for branding, corporate transactions, technology acquisition, and patent protection. Inside the courtroom, he represents clients through all litigation phases, from pre-suit due diligence through trial and appeal, and has obtained and defended against request for various types of preliminary injunctive relief. His clients are from diverse industries, including agricultural science, biotechnology, electronic trading, golf equipment, green energy, hospitality, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, retail, and transportation.

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Kelly said, “I joined Venable because of its strong national reputation in IP and its culture, which fits perfectly with my practice and personality. I am excited for the Chicago office and look forward to helping chart its future in the Midwest.”

Mr. Kelly received his J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, his M.S. from Purdue University, and his B.A. from Indiana University.


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