Kelce Wilson

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Project Description

Kelce Wilson

Prior BigLaw and In-House Experience

  • BlackBerry
  • Tenet 3 LLC
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC
  • Carr IP PLLC


  • University of Arizona, B.S. Electrical Engineering 1988
  • Chapman University, M.B.A. 1993
  • Air Force Institute of Technology, M.S. Electrical Engineering 1994
  • Air Force Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 1998
  • Capital University Law School, J.D. 2005


  • Admitted to practice law in Texas
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Registered to practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

Kelce Wilson


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Kelce has been interested in technology from early childhood, building a television jammer at age 12, so his younger sister would walk away from the TV in frustration and leave it for him to watch Star Trek, and also teaching himself assembly language at age 13, so he could program advantages into video games.  (His sister caught on to that trick, though, and refused to play afterward.)  Naturally, he became a computer hacker later in life, although for a good cause: testing defenses for US military systems, so they could be improved prior to adversaries exploiting weaknesses.

Kelce WilsonAlong the way, he obtained a PhD, focusing on Electromagnetic Field Theory.  This opened the door for him to work in some rather interesting military technologies, such as advanced surveillance and tracking radars, radar jammers, and even stealth aircraft.  He won Reservist of the Year for solving multiple intractable math problems that had halted development of military programs or projects, and had remained unsolved by other teams of PhD researchers, until they came across his desk.

His initial interest in the legal field was patent law, because it combined law with his love of technology.  Starting out in patent prosecution at Fulbright & Jaworski, he eventually moved in-house at BlackBerry.  His patent work spans prosecution, litigation, licensing, acquisitions, and even prioritizing inventions to select which ones merit patenting.  He is one of the few attorneys who truly understand the patent secrecy order process from all angles: seeing the government side of the process, having his own inventions slapped with secrecy orders, and arguing to lift the orders for clients.  More recently, he has leveraged his ability to understand the intersection of law and complex technologies to move into the privacy and data protection (aka cybersecurity) field.   He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in IEEE and other technical journals, including a cybersecurity topic that became an IEEE top-10 download.

Kelce WilsonOne of his greatest passions is for temporarily abandoning technology to explore the great outdoors, with regular off-roading trips on challenging 4×4 trails – although his three daughters do take a higher place in his heart.

He has a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and a JD, along with USPTO patent practitioner registration.


Legal topics:

  • Drafting Claims in 5D, Law360, June 2017
  • Planning Your Career in Patent Law, Intellectual Property Today, Sept. 2013
  • How to Select Patent Counsel, Law 360, Sept. 2013
  • The Four Phases of Patent Usage, Capital University Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, Summer 2012
  • The Three Classes of Patent Usage, les Nouvelles, Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Dec. 2011
  • A Dozen Reasons Why Even Ideal Prior Art Searches Might Find Nothing, Intellectual Property Today, Sept. 2011
  • *Patent Application Prioritization and Resource Allocation Strategy, les Nouvelles, Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, June 2011
  • Is Licensing a Patent Selling an Invention? Intellectual Property Today, Feb. 2011
  • How Much Should You Invest in Patents? les Nouvelles, Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, March 2010
  • Arresting the Export of Defense Technology, IP Law and Business, March 2008
  • Patenting Computer Security Systems, Intellectual Property Today, Feb. 2008

Privacy / Cybersecurity / Data Protection topics:

  • Some Fundamental Cybersecurity Concepts, IEEE Access, Feb. 2014
  • Conflicts Among the Pillars of Information Assurance, IEEE IT Professional, July/Aug. 2013
  • How Much Should You Invest in Software Security? Armed Forces Communication Electronics Association, Critical Issues in C4I, May 2011
  • An Introduction to Software Protection Concepts, Intellectual Property Today, Aug. 2007

Other technology topics:

  • Electrically Extended Ground Plane for Cellular Antennas, International Scholarly Research Network, ISRN Communications and Networking, vol. 2012, Article ID 621526
  • Design, Modeling, and Evaluation of a Multiband MIMO/Diversity Antenna System for Small Wireless Mobile Terminals, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology, March 2011
  • Investigation of Bistatic Calibration Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2005
  • Radar Scattering Statistics for Digital Terrain Models, Targets and Backgrounds XI: Characterization and Representation, Proceedings of SPIE, 2005
  • An Investigation of Bistatic Calibration Objects, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2005
  • Comparing Edge Detection Algorithm Performance under Degrading Signal to Noise Ratio Conditions, AeroSense 2001, Optical Pattern Recognition
  • Method for Predicting the Maximum Reliable Angle to Use in the Monostatic to Bistatic Equivalence Theorem, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 2001
  • Using a FVTD to Compare Control Surface Bistatic RCS Mechanisms, Proceedings of the Electromagnetic Code Consortium Annual Symposium, 2001.
  • Phase-History Data Collection for Synthetic Scene Modeling Applications, AeroSense 2001, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Imagery
  • A Performance Analysis of Several Bistatic Calibration Techniques, IEEE 2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • Modeling Artificial Synthetic Aperture Radar Clutter Scenes Using Spatial Autocorrelation and Group Statistics, AeroSense 2000, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Imagery
  • Comparisons of Control Surface Electromagnetic Scattering Mechanisms, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Tri-Service Radar Symposium, 2000
  • Region Growing Shadow Segmentation in Synthetic Aperture Radar Images, 2000 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology
  • Validation of Near-Field Monostatic to Bistatic Equivalence Theorem, IEEE 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • Segmenting Shadows from Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery Using Edge-Enhanced Region Growing, 2000
  • International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, Algorithms and Systems for Optical Information Processing IV
  • Probabilistic Backscatter Coefficient Generating Function, AeroSense 1999, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Imagery
  • Phenomenology Metric Development for SAR Scene Modeling Tools, AeroSense 1999, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Imagery
  • Terrain Backscattering Coefficient Generator, 1999 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • Frequency Modulation by Noise Effects on Two-Stage Bandpass Systems, 41st Joint Electronic Warfare Conference, 1995
  • Dependence of Monopulse Radar Boresight Error on Incident E-Field Polarization, IEEE 1995 International Radar Conference