Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley practices in the Health and Business Affairs area.  His practice includes advising The Texas A&M University System and its members on various matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, technology transfer, intellectual property enforcement and litigation, business transactions, commercialization issues, and system intellectual property policies and regulations. Mark reviews and drafts intellectual property agreements, corporate formation documents, and advises on legal issues for the Texas A&M Technology Commercialization and member commercialization offices. Additionally, he serves as the Office of General Counsel’s liaison to the Texas A&M Technology Commercialization and Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Mark joined the Office of General Counsel in September 2013. Before 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, negotiated 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, 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
Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology, College Station, Texas, June 2015, “Overview of the Role of Intellectual Property in Academic Research and Teaching”
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)

Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office