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Registered Patent Attorney

Kelly Swartz is board certified in intellectual property law and practices in the areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

In addition to protecting intellectual property for individuals and businesses, Kelly also advises them on the optimal tax treatment for each agreement, transaction, and planning opportunity that might affect them.  Despite the complexity of tax, she works with clients to give them a plain-language explanation providing clear direction in the client’s best interest to resolve tax audits and controversial cases.

Yes, you read this right.  Kelly is a board-certified intellectual property attorney AND a tax lawyer.  She’s also funny, personable, and smart, making it easy to work with her on complex legal issues.

Kelly’s experience includes:

  • Working with startup companies to create clarity of their branding concept while developing a timeline for protecting all intellectual property assets, which maximizes protection of the assets while controlling initial capital outlay.
  • Counseling inventors regarding various strategies related to protecting and monetizing their inventions, including identifying the appropriate scope of patent protection, creating licensing strategies, drafting patent claims directed to mechanical, electrical, and software-based inventions, and establishing trade secret protocols.
  • Helping growth stage businesses identify and prioritize the protection of existing intellectual property assets, including trademarks and patent-eligible subject matter, to create value for the businesses and position them as strong candidates to receive investment from funders.

Kelly serves as chair of the Board for weVENTURE, a non-profit organization focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for women entrepreneurs, and on The Florida Bar Leadership Academy committee. She has also served as a board member of the Brevard Schools Foundation, Brevard Bar Foundation, and Brevard County Bar Association. She further gives back to her community as a member of two public school advisory committees and a Justice Teaching volunteer.

When Kelly is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and performing with the Melbourne based improv troupe Not Quite Right Improv.

Areas of Practice

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Intellectual Property
  • Local Counsel
  • Tax Law

Admitted to Practice in

  • State of Florida
  • U. S. District Court of Florida (Middle District)
  • U. S. District Court of Florida (Southern District)
  • U. S. District Court of Florida (Northern District)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Florida (B.S., Computer Engineering, 1999)
  • Barry University School of Law (J.D., 2008 )

Professional Activities

  • Contributing author at TacticalIP
  • Board member of weVENTURE
  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Board Member of the Brevard Bar Foundation