Zac Kelton focuses his practice on domestic and international patent prosecution and counseling. He is a registered patent attorney and regularly drafts and prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His technical experience broadly covers many electrical, software and mechanical areas, including haptic effects, healthcare IT, image processing, internet applications, mobile applications, medical devices, hydrocarbon extraction, consumer products, water purification, predictive modeling and autonomous vehicles.

Mr. Kelton worked with the firm as a summer associate in 2012. While attending law school, he was the Executive Online Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and a member of the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Student Association.


Wake Forest University School of Law J.D. (2013) cum laude, Order of the Coif

Brown University M.S. (2010) Electrical Engineering

University of New Hampshire B.S. (2008) Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude


North Carolina (2013)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2013)

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, Member

Latest Thinking

View more Insights
Insights Center
If you would like to receive related insights and information from Kilpatrick Townsend, please provide your contact details by filling out the form and clicking “Agree.” If you would like to access the PDF only, please click “Download Only.”