Michael K. Kelly Elected to the Executive Council for the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona

8.18.15

PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 18, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Michael K. Kelly has been elected to the 2015-2016 Executive Council for the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona.

The Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona was established in 1984 with a mission to maintain the highest ethical standards in the practice of intellectual property law, and to facilitate communication among Arizona’s patent, trademark, and copyright practitioners.

“Technology companies need a robust Intellectual Property community to thrive,” stated Michael Kelly, Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Jennings Strouss. “The IP section provides an effective venue for Arizona practitioners to leverage that community.”

Kelly is Chair of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has over twenty-seven years of 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. Kelly is intimately familiar with the rules and procedures of U.S. patent and trademark prosecution, as well as the evolving protocols in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Kelly’s transactional and litigation intellectual property experience extends to a wide-range of areas and industries, including encryption, cybersecurity, 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.

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
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