Kelly Gehrke Lyle



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2006, with high honors, Order of the Coif

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1997, magna cum laude



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Kelly Lyle is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Austin. Kelly’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of technical fields, with a particular focus on semiconductor fabrication, integrated circuit devices, and optical systems. Kelly’s experience also includes preparing and participating in post-grant patent matters such inter partes reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and reexaminations, advising on patent licensing, rendering of patent opinions and developing defense positions. Prior to entering the legal field, Kelly worked in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries in both engineering and management roles.


Seven Haynes and Boone Lawyers Elevated to Counsel

Seven Haynes and Boone Lawyers Elevated to Counsel

Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly announces the promotion to counsel of seven firm associates, representing six practice areas from our Austin, Dallas, Mexico City and New York offices.

Selected Client Representations

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications in various technologies including semiconductor fabrication, computer hardware and software, business methods, and circuit design
  • Performing validity and infringement investigations and preparing related opinion letters
  • Preparing patent re-examination requests and prosecution of inter partes reexaminations

Patent Trials

Firms Claim Bragging Rights in New Field of Patent Litigation

Firms Claim Bragging Rights in New Field of Patent Litigation

Haynes and Boone has persuaded the PTAB to institute inter partes review in 72 cases—the most for any law firm according to an analysis of Lex Machina’s new PTAB database. Haynes has been turned away without a trial only three times. Even in light of the PTAB’s willingness to launch IPR proceedings, Haynes and Boone’s 96 percent success rate is exceptionally high...

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