Kelsey K. Covert, P.E.

1801 California Street, Suite 3300
Denver, CO 80202
D: 303.357.1190
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Kelsey K. Covert is an associate IP attorney within Merchant & Gould’s Denver, Colorado office. Kelsey’s practice includes patent prosecution as well as licensing, copyright, and trademark 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

An important step in protecting your invention or intellectual property is through a detailed and complete patent. As a registered patent attorney for the USPTO, Kelsey helps you protect your ideas through patent prosecution and copyright preparation.

Kelsey is also dedicated to helping you protect the future of your IP by delivering experienced patent infringement protection, including infringement analysis.

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 industrial chemistry, automotive, supply chain, 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 managing large capital projects for industries such as pipeline design and construction, process safety, water treatment, paper and 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.


University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D., 2021
Intellectual Property Law Certificate

Michigan Technological University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2010
Minor:  Bioprocess Engineering
Minor:  Pharmaceutical Chemistry



Colorado State Bar

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court