Kaylee Hoffner is an associate in McKool Smith's Houston office. Kaylee's practice focuses on patent litigation and complex commercial disputes. She has extensive experience and knowledge related to mechanical devices, semiconductors, 5G wireless communications, software, robotics, medical devices, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technology. Kaylee has extensive experience with patent prosecution working directly with clients developing strategies, portfolio recommendations, and technology landscape research.

Prior to joining the firm, Kaylee was an associate with a top national firm. While in law school, Kaylee was president of the Intellectual Property Law Student Association and received the Law, Science, and Technology Certificate with a focus in Intellectual Property. Prior to law school, Kaylee was a mechanical engineer for the Boeing Company, focused on equipment design and robotics and controls. 


J.D., Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2021

Master of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering, 2023

BS, Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2017

Court Admissions

  • State of Texas
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