Kris Doyle serves as the co-team leader of the firm's Mechanical & Medical Device Patent Team. She also serves on the firm's Post-Grant and Inter Partes Review Team and has managed a number of inter partes review proceedings.

For close to twenty years, Ms. Doyle has been responsible for counseling her clients in all aspects of patent law, including patent procurement, patent litigation, licensing, diligence related to IP transactions, and patent monetization.

Ms. Doyle oversees the strategic development of meaningful patent portfolios for clients in a variety of technical industries, including the lighting, medical device, animal processing, floorcovering, heat transfer tubing, industrial process and textile industries. She has developed both industry- and technology-specific experience that enable her to counsel her clients in how to maximize their efforts to develop and strategically leverage their intellectual property.

Ms. Doyle is a trusted advisor to clients who want to ensure that their activities do not infringe upon the patent rights of others, all the while driving litigation against competitors who infringe on her clients' patent rights. She helps clients navigate the relevant technology landscape so as to avoid infringement while developing commercially viable products suitable for patent protection themselves. Ms. Doyle enjoys engaging in the high level patent strategy involved in litigating patent cases. While she has experience with all aspects of patent litigation, she particularly enjoys working with experts, claim construction and summary judgment briefing, and appellate practice.


  • 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
t +1 404.815.6389
f +1 404.541.3254

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
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
Patent counseling for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Represents one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and services by reviewing and assessing the strength of more
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more