Kelly Gauger
Patent Attorney

Kelly helps clients develop strategic patent portfolios, and works with clients to use patent assets to further their business goals. She has a diverse educational background, with degrees in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, and computer engineering.

Kelly has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of technological fields, including software, high tech, blockchain, chemistry, power grid, communications, medical devices, and health and wellness. Kelly also has experience performing patentability research, as well as filing and prosecuting trademark applications.

North Carolina State Bar
United States Patent & Trademark Office

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
M.S., Organic Chemistry, North Carolina State University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University
B.S., Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
B.S., Biology, Wake Forest University
B.A., Chemistry, Wake Forest University
Articles Editor, Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal

Professional Affiliations
Member of the 16th Judicial District Bar
Member of the Durham County Bar Association


Gidcumb, Kelly A. “Rethinking the Hatch-Waxman Act: Balancing Both Sides of the Equation.” 6 Wake Forest Intell. Prop. L.J. 23 (2006).

Progress Towards Synthetic Chlorins with Graded Polarity, Conjugatable Substituents, and Wavelength Tunability. Journal of porphyrins and phthalocyanines, 19(4), 547–572.