Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Preeminent team of IP lawyers that stands out for its work on patent and trademark issues. Skilled in IP procurement, litigation and protection. Works with a wide array of clients ranging from small Colorado startups to multinational corporations. Additionally highly active advising on transactional matters and brand portfolio strategy.

Strengths"The team is very communicative and business-centric in its approach," one source comments, adding: "The lawyers are highly creative and involved."

"It is a team of excellent attorneys who provide impressive results," a further interviewee adds.

"The attorneys are professional, timely and thorough," an impressed client reports.

Work highlights Represented US-based chemical company Celanese International at trial in three IPR proceedings brought against competitor patents relating to the production of acetic acid.

Notable practitioners

Darin Gibby
is a respected patent attorney who is frequently called upon to advise on patent prosecution and post-grant reviews as part of a broad IP advisory practice. One interviewee considers him a "results-focused attorney," while another describes him as a "stand-out practitioner."

David Sipiora
is a preeminent IP litigator with substantial expertise representing clients in complex patent infringement disputes. He offers further experience advising on non-contentious patent matters, including licensing and portfolio management. One client considers him a "really capable and really smart attorney," while another source describes him as "a great litigator and one of the go-to guys in town."

Thomas Franklin
is noted for his prowess in patent prosecution, and frequently advises clients from a range of technical industries on IP licensing and due diligence. Market insiders highlight his "wide range of experience and legal knowledge."