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Kean J. DeCarlo (J.D. ’97)

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), co-chair of the Taylor English Patent practice and Intellectual Property group, is a leader in mechanical, software, database solution and medical technology sectors. DeCarlo advises clients on patent, trademark, trade dress, licensing, unfair competition, copyright, trade secret and Internet matters.

As 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 provides strategic due diligence guidance to companies, universities and investors during mergers and acquisitions or portfolio restructuring, with a particular emphasis on early stage growth companies and entrepreneurs in commercializing their IP assets.

DeCarlo is an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law at Georgia State University College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia; the Bar’s Technology Law Section Executive Committee; the Copyright Society of the U.S.; 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 Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997).

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