Kyle M. Zeller


Kyle M. Zeller
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Kyle M. Zeller – a University of Virginia Law School graduate and former King & Spalding Attorney – is Of Counsel to Singer Deutsch LLP. Mr. Zeller’s practice is concentrated on intellectual property matters relating to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Mr. Zeller’s background is in Nuclear Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his experience spans a wide variety of software, electrical, mechanical and chemical technologies. He is also one of only five percent of New York metro attorneys to be designated as a "New York Super Lawyer Rising Star" in 2021 and 2022 having been chosen for this distinction by both his peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics.

Mr. Zeller is a registered patent attorney and specializes in transactional patent matters, including portfolio management, preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, prosecution of reexamination patent applications, patent due diligence, freedom to operate investigations, as well as all aspects of patent licensing and litigation.
Mr. Zeller’s background is in Nuclear Science and Engineering from MIT, and his experience spans a wide variety of software, electrical, mechanical and chemical technologies, including:

Web Development
Imaging Systems and Software
Navigation and Satellite Systems
Network and Data Communication

Banking and Credit Card Systems
Food Sciences
Polymers and Biopolymers
Paints and Coatings

Mr. Zeller’s experience includes:

Negotiation and Legal Drafting of contracts such as licenses, joint venture agreements, patent and technology assignment and contribution agreements, employment agreements, software and content development agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and manufacturing and distribution agreements.

Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Management, including advising clients in a variety of industries on the most effective methods for protecting their technology and assisting in patent portfolio strategic issues, patent preparation, prosecution, reexamination, licensing and related activities.

Opinion Preparation concerning patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement.

Contract Due Diligence including review of intellectual property licensing, research and development agreements, software and content development agreements and other intellectual property related agreements and communication of findings to clients through written and oral communications.

Patent Litigation experience in representing chemical, electronics, consumer products and financial services clients in patent litigation matters, including conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and motions and preparing invalidity and non-infringement strategy.

Areas of Practice:

Patent Counseling
Domestic and International Patent Prosecution
Patent Portfolio Management & Evaluations
Patent Post-Grant Proceedings
IP Litigation
IP Due Diligence for Transactions
Patentability Searches & Evaluations
Patent Infringement Opinions & Analysis
Patent Validity Opinions
Trademark Counseling & Prosecution

Bar Admissions:

New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. #64,748)


University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA, 2009 Juris Doctor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006 Bachelor of Science
Nuclear Science and Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • "New York Super Lawyer Rising Star": 2021 & 2022
  • American Bar Association
    American Intellectual Property Law Association

Past Employment Positions

King & Spalding, LLP, New York Office, September 2009 - April 2013


Tel.: (646) 663-5237
Fax.: (212) 682-2006