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Brian S. Kelly

Brian S. Kelly

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Brian Kelly is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office.  His practice involves work on a wide range of legal matters involving the creation, protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets. He provides counseling in product marketing and licensing strategies and in negotiating outsourcing and other complex business relationships. Brian has significant experience in counseling clients in the use of open source technologies. He has structured and negotiated numerous technology relationships in a variety of industries, including software, semiconductor, telecommunications, entertainment and media, electronic financial transactions, Internet content and services, data security, health care information products and medical instruments, among others.

Brian also advises clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, development and distribution relationships, and strategic alliances, with a particular focus in the technology industry.

Brian frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property and licensing issues. He represents both technology vendors of all sizes in the protection of their intellectual property and strategies for commercializing their technology, and technology consumers in the structuring and negotiating of complex business and technology transactions. Prior to joining Manatt, Brian practiced technology law with national law firms in the technology centers of Silicon Valley and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, and in Washington, D.C.

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