Aaron Kamlay, Butzel Long Photo

Aaron Kamlay has focused his practice on Intellectual Property Law for over 15 years. His clients range from startups looking to establish a new technology, to Fortune 100 and global companies looking to expand their IP portfolios. He specializes in complex prosecution and strategic portfolio creation and management, acquisitions and divestitures of IP, patent litigation strategy and support, and non-infringement and invalidity analyses and opinions.


Aaron Kamlay has guided numerous startups from inception and initial investment through public offerings and direct acquisition. He has successfully defended his clients from patent infringement allegations by both competitors and non-practicing entities. He also advises clients in preparing patent portfolios for sales and in evaluating portfolios for mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kamlay has advised on deals totaling over $10 billion. Recent clients include multiple Fortune 100 companies, global leaders in the enterprise software, automotive, and flat-panel display fields, and disruptive startups focusing on energy production, storage, transmission, and commercialization and unmanned vehicles.

Mr. Kamlay is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel's Washington D.C. office. Prior to joining Butzel he founded Morris & Kamlay, which specialized in strategic portfolio design, patent acquisition, and licensing for 10 years. Before that he worked at IP specialty firms in New York and San Francisco. He graduated from Vanderbilt University (J.D.) and the University of Evansville (B.S. Physics).

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Vanderbilt University (J.D.)

University of Evansville (B.S. Physics)


Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named a Rising Star 2012 by Superlawyers Magazine
  • Morris & Kamlay LLP named IP M&A Law Firm of the year 2019 and Best in Complex IP Prosecutions 2019 by US Business News Legal Elite Awards
  • Named Best Complex IP Prosecution Specialists 2020 and Recognized Leaders in Patent Valuation 2020 by US Business News Legal Elite Awards

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