Adam G. Kelly, Esquire, to Receive 2022 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for Federal Circuit

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adam G. Kelly has been shortlisted to receive the prestigious 2022 award American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the federal circuit. Judge Richard Taranto will present the award to Kelly in Washington, DC on September 9. Kelly is a partner at the Chicago law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP and focuses on patent litigation.

“[W]We have seen Adam champion the Chicago Bar and the National Bar for intellectual property in education, ethics, and professionalism for many years,” writes Amy C. Ziegler, Esquire, President of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, who nominated Kelly for the award. “He’s not just a leader for those of us in the profession, but he’s a leader for the legal profession itself.”

A partner at Loeb & Loeb since 2007, Kelly is a nationally recognized intellectual property attorney with experience in the United States and abroad. He helps clients in industries such as agriculture, biotechnology and medical devices use their intellectual property to increase revenue and defends them against intellectual property claims in many jurisdictions. He also advises clients on cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. America’s Best Lawyers recognized him as “Lawyer of the Year” in patent litigation for Chicago this year. Since 2016, America’s Best Lawyers also named him “Best Lawyer” in patent litigation, intellectual property litigation and patent law.

In addition to his law practice, Kelly has also helped shape the next generation of intellectual property lawyers. He taught intellectual property courses as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago Law School, where he received his law degree in 2002. He has also written on law patents for The counselor and other publications, including Building Claims in the Federal Circuit.

Kelly is the past president of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court. In 2020, he introduced the Honorable Arlander Keys Scholarship, which provides funding and mentorship to a student enrolled in law school at a historically black college or university. At the same time, Kelly served as president of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, the nation’s oldest intellectual property organization.

Kelly received an undergraduate degree in biology from Indiana University in 1997 and a master’s degree in biology from Purdue University in 1998.

The American Inns of Court, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, inspires the legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest level of professionalism through example, education and mentorship. The organization’s membership includes nearly 30,000 federal, state, and local judges; lawyers; law professors; and law students in nearly 370 chapters nationwide. More information is available at

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