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Dr. Kelly Hollowell

Of Counsel

Dr. Hollowell is an innovative legal, scientific and technology analyst with a passion for emerging technologies and their associated applications. Her practice as a patent attorney covers a wide range of services from early stage business strategy and protection through licensing and defense. Dr. Hollowell is an accomplished scientist with broad base training and a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology. She has worked on a wide range of technologies including: renewable energy systems; medical products and devices; acoustical systems; aerospace devices; health and beauty products; pediatric nutrition; pharmaceutical testing processes and sport- therapy equipment.

Dr. Hollowell is also an experienced communicator with demonstrated versatility in mediums including law review, legislative writings, scientific journals, television and Internet outlets. One of her strengths is that she is able to quickly assimilate complex theories and effectively share them with large and small groups regardless of their technical background.

Dr. Hollowell sat by appointment, for three consecutive years, on the Joint Subcommittee Studying Stem Cell Research and Medical Ethics for the Virginia General Assembly; was named one of “Virginia’s Rising Stars” by publisher Law & Politics; and was the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

Areas of focus within the Intellectual Property practice group include: Patents & TMs, specifically protection strategies, prosecution, portfolio management, and diligence; USPTO Proceedings & Litigation; and Contracts & Licensing.

Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court, Federal Claims
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Tennessee All Courts
  • Tennessee All Courts

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Virginia


  • J.D., Regent University Law School, 1999
  • Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami, 1996
  • B.A., Biology and Mathematics, University of South Florida, 1987





  • Renewable energy systems
  • Medical products, devices and services
  • Acoustical systems
  • Aerospace devices
  • Health and beauty products
  • Pediatric nutritional products and processes
  • Pharmaceutical testing processes
  • Physical therapy and sporting equipment

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • United States Patent Bar, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Member
  • Women Lawyers Alliance, Member Women in Bio, Member
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Hampton Roads Chapter, Board Member
  • Pete Decker’s Children’s Charity, Board Member
  • Lead Hampton Roads – A Program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Member Class 2011
  • MS Benefit Performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker by the Moscow Ballet, Chair, 2009 and 2010
  • JT Walk Stem Cell Research Grants Ceremony, Grant Review Committee, Chair, 2010
  • American Belarusian Relief Organization, Coordinator 2008
  • The Institute for the Study of Disabilities & Bioethics, Regent University School of Education, Co-Director, 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • CBN Studio 700 Club, Interview: Cloning Proves Life Begins at Conception, March 1999
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association at the Medical College of Virginia, Lecture: Cloning Proves Life Begins at Conception, October 1999
  • First Baptist Church of Norfolk VA, Weekly Lecture Series: Faith and Scientific Fact, September–November 1999.
  • Institute for Creation Research Radio Broadcast, Debate: Creation versus Evolution, with Dr Eugenie Scott of The National Center for Science Education, September 1999
  • Institute for Creation Research Radio Broadcast, Interview: From Darwinian Thinking to Abortion — The Devaluation of Life, October 1999
  • Institute for Creation Research Radio Broadcast, Interview: The Human Genome Project — Evidence of a Creator, November 1999


  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Award, 2011
  • Super Lawyers, Virginia “Rising Star,” 2009
  • Author, “Developing A Patent Strategy – Proactive Planning Can Diminish The Challenges and Risks Posed By Competition, Trolls And Changes In The Patent,” LawsAspatore,  2014
  • Author, “Judges May Consider New Patent Evidence in Challenges to USPTO Rejections” Legal Blog, April 2012
  • Author, “The Department for Defense Proposes New Rules for Commercial Software and Technical data Acquisitions,” Legal Blog, December 2010, 2006-2012
  • Author, “Limitations in the Preamble,” Legal Blog, September 2010 Co-Author, “Testimony provided to the Virginia State Subcommittee on Virginia Senate Bill 1194: “Christopher Reeve Stem Cell Research Fund,” February, 2005
  • Co-Author, Virginia House Bill 1414 “Distribution of Emergency Contraceptives on the Campuses of Publicly Funded Colleges and Universities,” 2003
  • Co-Author, “Human Genetic Engineering” Revised Statutes of Missouri Chapter 565.314 Section A, 2002
  • Co-Author, “The Fetal Tissue Research Accountability Act of 2001” Section 498 of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 289g), 2001 Author, “Cloning: Exposing Flaws in the Preembryo-Embryo Distinction and Redefining When Life Begins,” Regent University Law Rev. 11, 1998
  • Author, “Abstract for the Institute for Creation Research,” Impact Article 310, April, 1999
  • Co-author, “Cryp-2, A Novel Receptor Type Tyrosine Phosphatase Selectively Expressed by Developing Neurons,” October, 1996
  • Co-author, “Identification of Two Novel Tyrosine Phosphatases with Selective Expression in Brain,” Abstract for the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 1994

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