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Kean J. DeCarlo

Adjunct Faculty    

J.D., Georgia State University College of Law (1997)
M.B.A. with honors, Golden State University
B.S.M.E., Clemson University


Intellectual Property Law


Kean J. DeCarlo (J.D. ’97), partner in the Needle & Rosenberg Intellectual Property Practice of Ballard Spahr, serves as team leader for the mechanical and medical technology practice team in the Patent Group and is a member of the Trademark and Copyright Group. He is engaged exclusively in patent, copyright and trademark matters.

A registered patent attorney, DeCarlo has extensive experience in domestic and international patent prosecution, patent counseling, portfolio and competitor analysis, licensing, and commercial transactional matters for clients ranging from start-up companies to international conglomerates. He previously worked as a domestic and international commercial pilot for Delta Air Lines and as a fighter pilot with the U.S. Air Force.

DeCarlo is an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law at Georgia State Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and its Technology Law Section Executive Committee, the Copyright Society of the United States, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Southeast Medical Device Association.

DeCarlo is a graduate of Clemson University (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, 1982), Golden Gate University (M.B.A., with honors, 1990) and Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997).

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