B.S.E.E., George Mason University; J.D., George Mason University
Nathan Kelley is an Associate Solicitor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In that role he represents the USPTO in the federal courts and has been the lead agency counsel in over twenty appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Kelley has defended the USPTO on a wide range of legal issues, from specific patentability determinations to broader issues touching on the USPTO’s statutory examination duties, the limits of its reexamination jurisdiction, and the scope of various provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act. Professor Kelley has also worked in private practice at an intellectual property law firm in Washington, DC.