Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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 According to one client: "They are a pleasure to work with. They are extremely responsive and articulate in their communication."

Work highlights Acted for Broadcom before the US International Trade Commission to bring claims of patent infringement against DTS.

Notable practitioners

Darin Gibby is a highly regarded practitioner who acts for clients in a range of patent matters, including prosecution, portfolio management and transactional matters. Clients say: "Darin goes above and beyond to meet crazy timelines and responds quickly. He provides 'big picture' advice and creative approaches to problems. He provides in-depth legal analysis in an efficient and cost-effective manner."

David Sipiora is an expert litigator who provides clients with expertise across a full range of IP matters, including litigation and counseling pertaining to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Market sources report: "His litigation prowess is well known and he has a tremendous work ethic. He's outstanding."

Thomas Franklin is highly regarded for his patent prosecution practice, and additionally advises clients in other areas such as licensing and transactional due diligence. One interviewee describes him as "outstanding" and adds: "He is a very sharp patent prosecutor and very good on business development."