Professional Biography

Christopher L. Kelley Senior Counsel

  • Palo Alto

    D +1.650.838.4452

    F +1.650.838.4652

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212




Chris Kelley is a senior counsel in the firm's Patent Litigation practice. He has tried patent cases in U.S. District Court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Chris has worked on cases involving 3G and 4G wireless communications, networking equipment, semiconductor fabrication, computer system architectures, encryption and other technologies.  Prior to becoming an attorney he worked as an electrical engineer, and has experience using verilog and VHDL to design ASICs and writing C code.  He is admitted to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office.

Related Employment

  • Howrey, Palo Alto, CA, Partner



Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, 1987