Kelly Echols is an experienced patent attorney focused on advising clients and inventors as it relates to the chemical arts. He primarily counsels clients in the life sciences and industrial chemistry sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, waste conversion, cleantech, battery component and chemical companies.
Kelly enjoys developing creative global patent portfolio strategies that maximize product value. Additionally, he has significant experience advising clients on intellectual property in the context of transactions and is skilled in addressing the myriad complexities such deals can present. He draws upon his prior experience in-house as Director of Contracts and Patent Counsel for a major biopharmaceutical company, to assist clients in protecting their most critical products and assets.
*Licensed as listed under Admissions; not licensed to practice in Missouri.
Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Kelly was a partner at a regional law firm where he served as co-chair of the Energy Technologies Working Group. Before that, he spent five years working with a major biopharmaceutical company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has prior experience in private practice and was an intern for the Hon. Randall R. Rader in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Brigham Young University (J.D., 2005)
- Brigham Young University (B.S., 2002)
- Chemical Engineering
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Salt Lake City Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Board Member)
- BioUtah Business and Legal Issues Committee (Former Member)
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Member)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
- Intellectual Property Section of the Utah State Bar (Member)
Charitable and Civic Involvement
- Bench to Bedside Competition (Judge, 2019-2020)