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Office of General Counsel
Moore / Connally Bldg.
6th Floor
301 Tarrow
College Station, Texas 77840

979.458.6046 (direct)
979.458.6150 (fax)

Practice Areas
Business Law & IP


Adrienne Ramirez, Legal Secretary

Mark E. Kelley
Assistant General Counsel

Mark Kelley practices in the Business Law and Intellectual Property area.  His practice includes advising The Texas A&M University System and its member on a variety of matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, technology transfer, intellectual property enforcement, business transactions, and commercialization issues.  Additionally, Mark reviews and drafts contracts, and advises on legal issues for the Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization agency.

Mark joined the Office of General Counsel in September 2013.  Prior to joining the OGC, he was corporate in-house counsel for an international telecommunications company for over nine years.  He specialized in intellectual property analysis and enforcement, negotiation of licenses and settlements with international companies, and provided legal analysis for intellectual property issues and litigation.  In addition, Mark was an associate at a law firm for five years and his practice specialized in patent prosecution, and intellectual property protection and enforcement.  Before attending law school, he owned a company that provided supervisory control and acquisition systems, and software for the oil and gas industry.

Presentations & Publications
Icelandic Patent and Trademark Office, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2006, “Nokia IPR Landscape and Role of IPR”

Software Roundtable, Richardson, Texas, 2002, “Protecting Your Intellectual Property in an Open Source World”

Louisiana State University, 1989, “Entrepreneur - Success and Pitfalls”

Foxboro, Houston, Texas, 1986, “Utilizing SCADA Systems in the Natural Gas Industry”

LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, University of Houston School of Law, 1999
J. D., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 1997
B.S. in Computing Science, Texas A&M University, 1982

Professional Affiliations
Member, State Bar of Texas, since 1997; Intellectual Property Section
Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Order of Barristers
Federal Bar Association
Texas Aggie Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Licensing Executive Society
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)