Kelsey K. Covert is an associate IP attorney within Merchant & Gould’s Denver, Colorado office. Kelsey’s practice includes patent prosecution, as well as trademark and copyright work. As a licensed professional engineer, she has the knowledge necessary to help inventors and businesses across many technical industries protect their critical IP.
Helping You Protect Your IP Now & in the Future
The first step in protecting your invention or intellectual property is through a detailed and complete patent. As a registered patent agent for the USPTO, Kelsey helps you protect your ideas through patent prosecution and trademark preparation.
Kelsey is also dedicated to helping you protect the future of your IP by delivering experienced patent and trademark infringement protection, including infringement analysis.
Before joining Merchant & Gould as an Associate attorney, Kelsey completed four semesters of legal clerkship on our team, where she gained the experience necessary to support you through the often challenging patent process.
Serving a Wide Range of Technical Industries
Kelsey’s focus remains on utility and design patent prosecution, especially in the chemical, mechanical and electrical industries. Her years of experience as an engineer lead her to serve companies within niches such as alternative energies and solar, construction support, manufacturing, medical devices, oil and natural gas.
Bringing 10 Years of Engineering Experience to the Legal Table
Before entering law, Kelsey served as a dedicated engineer in various capacities, including as a Project Engineer, Process Engineer and Chemical Manufacturing Engineer.
Her experience includes everything from conducting in-depth research to developing project proposals for industries such as pipeline design and construction, process safety, chemical facilities and more.
Kelsey believes her breadth of engineering experience enables her to best serve her clients who require technical expertise. She can quickly understand technical components and put her background to use to solve legal challenges on behalf of her clients.
Licensed Professional Engineer
Kelsey is a Licensed Professional Engineer, which means she has achieved the engineering industry’s highest standard of competence. This distinction underscores Kelsey’s technical ability and drive to deliver the highest level of protection for her clients and their IP.
Kelsey received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with minors in Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Michigan Technological University. She received her J.D. from the Sturm College of Law in Denver, Colorado, where she also earned the Intellectual Property Certificate.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys camping with her family, hiking with her dogs, cooking and baking.