Brian S. Kelly

Brian Kelly's practice concerns work on a wide range of legal matters involving the creation, protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets. He provides counseling in product marketing and licensing strategies and in negotiating outsourcing and other complex business relationships. Mr. Kelly has significant experience in counseling clients in the use of open source technologies. He has structured and negotiated numerous technology relationships in a variety of industries, including software, semiconductor, telecommunications, entertainment and media, electronic financial transactions, Internet content and services, data security, health care information products and medical instruments, among others.

Mr. Kelly also advises clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, development and distribution relationships, and strategic alliances, with a particular focus in the technology industry.

Mr. Kelly frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property and licensing issues. He represents both technology vendors of all sizes in the protection of their intellectual property and strategies for commercializing their technology, and technology consumers in the structuring and negotiating of complex business and technology transactions. Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Kelly has practiced technology law with national law firms in the technology centers of Silicon Valley, North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, and in Washington, DC.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate & Finance, 2) Digital Media, 3) Digital Media Litigation, 4) Intellectual Property, 5) Mergers and Acquisitions, 6) Privacy and Data Security, 7) Private Equity and 8) Venture Capital
Law School Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1993); Duke University (LL.M., 1993)
Education University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1990)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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