Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Intellectual Property Department

North Carolina
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What the team is known for Impressive Winston-Salem group with demonstrable expertise in industries including pharmaceuticals, IT and financial services. Provides cross-border counsel and representation for clients in relation to patent prosecution and litigation, IP due diligence, and copyright and trademark matters.

Strengths"In the IP field, it is one of the top firms," reports one source, adding: "The firm's bench strength is very deep, and the team represents a variety of clients and is able to give a sense of what other, similarly situated companies are doing."

An interviewee notes: "The team is large enough and diverse enough in terms of technological background and legal expertise that it is a one-stop shop for IP matters."

Another clients regards the firm as a "go-to counsel for IP."

Work highlights Represented Wells Fargo in a number of patent infringement lawsuits, including in the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Florida, the District of New Jersey and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic"
Charles Calkins
has extensive experience with handling patent matters, including enforcement. Sources say: "He is able to quickly and effectively analyze complex technical issues that sit at the interface of technology and the law. He delivers timely strategic legal advice that supports the client's business efforts."

Steven Gardner
is particularly adept at representing clients in patent litigation and is also sought out to provide strategic counseling on intellectual property issues. He advises clients from a range of sectors including financial services, technology and manufacturing.

William Bryner
offers particular expertise in trademark work, including infringement disputes. He provides additional strength in copyright and unfair competition cases.