Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Expands Intellectual Property Department with the Addition of Michael K. Kelly

Michael K. Kelly PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 5, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Michael K. Kelly has joined the firm as Chair of the Intellectual Property department. “Michael’s experience makes him the ideal person to lead our intellectual property practice,” stated Scott Rhodes, Managing Attorney at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. “We are excited to have Michael on the Jennings Strouss team to expand and enhance the intellectual property services we offer our clients.” Mr. Kelly has extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property, including the procurement, enforcement, and defense of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and all aspects of trade secrets and unfair competition, international dispute resolution, Internet and new media, and related mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and IP asset acquisitions.  He is intimately familiar with the rules and procedures of United States patent and trademark prosecution, as well as the evolving protocols in Europe and Asia. Mr. Kelly assists clients in transactional and litigation related matters, including 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, smart phone applications, and consumer electronics. “As one of Arizona’s pre-eminent business law firms, Jennings Strouss provides an excellent platform for advising companies in today’s dynamic patent climate,” Mr. Kelly noted. “Those companies that navigate successfully are tomorrow’s champions.” Mr. Kelly earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Marquette University (1991), a J.D. from the University of Illinois (1987), and a B.S. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois (1983).  He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and admitted to practice in Arizona, where he currently serves on the executive council of the State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section. About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s primary areas of practice include agribusiness; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. The firm’s affiliate, B3 Strategies, assists clients with lobbying and public policy strategy at the local, state, and federal levels. For more information please visit ~JSS~

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