Meet the Team

Kelly Hale

Kelly Hale


Kelly has been a licensed patent agent/attorney since 1992.  He holds a B.S. in Chemistry & Engineering from Idaho State University, and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.

Kelly focuses on preparing and prosecuting patents in various technologies, including telecommunications, mixed signal electronics, semiconductor processing and solid state physics. In addition to patent prosecution, Kelly has deep experience negotiating agreements, managing patent monetization efforts, conducting infringement analysis and managing patent litigation. Kelly is the author of “Creating the Portfolio Database”; Chapter 10 of Profiting from Intellectual Capital – Extracting Value From Innovation, John Wiley & Sons., 1998 (later reprinted in Les Nouvelles for the Licensing Executive Society), and has been a frequent contributor to seminars and conferences regarding patent portfolio management for over 20 years.

Prior to joining Garlick & Markison in 2016, Kelly was Managing Director and Assistant General Counsel at Broadcom Corporation for 10 years, preceded by 10 years at Conexant Systems/Rockwell Semiconductor, where he was Senior Patent Counsel. Prior to commencing his legal career, Kelly worked as an R&D engineer at Morton International, a device development engineer at RCA Solid State (now Fairchild Semiconductor) and a semiconductor process engineer at American Microsystems Inc.  Kelly is an inventor of 26 issued U.S. patents, to date.