Kirsten Fehlan

Kirsten E. Fehlan


Kirsten Fehlan is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. She has experience advising clients on federal trademark registration issues, responding to Office Actions, amending patent claims, and drafting memoranda concerning foreign damages and divided infringement. She also has experience with technology transactions issues related to software development agreements, including the DevOps and Agile frameworks, intellectual property due diligence, intellectual property licensing, non-disclosure agreements covering proprietary information and trade secrets, as well as open source software licensing and use.

While in law school, Kirsten served as a technical patent intern at the USPTO, where she examined TC 3600 business methods patent applications, drafted corresponding Office Actions, and received training on patent examination statutes and examination practices.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

IP Inn of Court, Atlanta Section, Pupil (2021-2022)

Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Student Member (2020-2022)

State Bar of Georgia, Student Member

ChIPs Atlanta, Member


“Does Size Matter? Nanoscale Particle Size as an Indicator of Inherency in Nanopharmaceutical Patent
Validity,” 38 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 1057 (2022)

Co-author, “HB 255: Reform Related to Georgia’s Sexual Assault Protocol,” 38 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 71 (2022)



Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2022)
President, Intellectual Property Law Society
Associate Student Writing Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
CALI Awards: Copyright Law; Trademarks & Unfair Competition; Administrative Law

Miami University (Ohio) (B.A., Neuroscience, cum laude, 2019)
Member of the Women’s Soccer Team



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office