Kris Doyle joined the firm in 1998 and has spent her entire career studying and practicing patent law. She regularly assists clients with drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a variety of technical industries, including the lighting, medical device, animal processing, floorcovering, heat transfer tubing, industrial process and textile industries. Ms. Doyle has developed both industry and technology-specific experience which have enabled her to counsel her clients in order to maximize their efforts to develop and strategically leverage their intellectual property.

A good deal of her practice is devoted to drafting opinion letters, including clearance and right to use opinion letters, invalidity opinion letters and non-infringement opinion letters. By undertaking comprehensive yet cost-effective searching, she helps clients navigate the relevant technology landscape so as to avoid infringement while still developing commercially viable products suitable for patent protection themselves.

Ms. Doyle enjoys engaging in the high level patent strategy involved in litigating patent cases. She has experience with all aspects of patent litigation but particularly enjoys working with experts, claim construction and summary judgment briefing, and appellate practice. Drafting patent license and consulting agreements and conducting IP due diligence round out her practice.

Ms. Doyle has been recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property by SuperLawyers magazine in 2005 and 2006 and again in 2012 and the three years immediately preceding.


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1998)
    with honors, Order of the Coif
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Industrial Engineering (1995)
    with highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1998)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1999)
  • Supreme Court of Georgia (2004)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2004)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Always trying to make every client feel like your only client.

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Kristin J. Doyle

Experience Highlights

Lee Valley Tools Ltd., et al. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., et al.
Successfully represented Lee Valley Tools Ltd. in obtaining a U.S. patent and patent re-issuance for a power tool accessory, and successfully more
Grandparent adoption
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Milliken & Company v. Interface, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Interface Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, in patent litigation filed by one of its largest more
Patent prosecution and counseling for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Represents one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures in providing comprehensive and aggressive patent protection. The firm works more