I serve as Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend in China. My practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling. I work with clients in such diverse fields as electronics, semiconductor manufacturing and development, software, telecommunications, transportation, entertainment, retail and consumer goods, and financial transactions. I have extensive experience in all aspects of federal district court litigation and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations and trials.
As a registered patent attorney, I also specialize in post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent Office, having served as lead counsel in over 30 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
I was one of only eight foreign lawyers in China named as a top litigator in 2018 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. I was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Litigation in 2017 and 2018 and for both Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation in 2019 and 2020. I was named a 2018 "Top Litigator" by Law Week Colorado. I was recognized as a Colorado “Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2019, having been previously named a Colorado “Rising Star” six times by Super Lawyers magazine.
I also represent foreign parents, often on a pro bono basis, in international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. I have served as lead counsel in multiple trials resulting in the successful return of illegally retained children to their home countries.
Before joining the firm, I completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Robert C. Jones of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
Prior to joining the legal profession, I worked as a software engineer for one of the nation’s largest technology companies, developing cutting-edge design automation tools for VLSI microprocessor design. I also worked as a researcher for the National Institute of Science and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, conducting research into next-generation wireless standards and measurement techniques.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top Practitioner||IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Practitioner||IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top Practitioner||IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Federal Clerk||United States District Court, District Of Nevada||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Denver Bar Association, Community Action Committee||Chair||2011 - 2013|
|American Bar Association, Technology for the Litigator||ESI: When Can Discovery Be Limited and Who Pays for Production?||2010|
|Gonzaga Law Review||A Return to Reason: Antitrust Treatment of Pharmaceutical Settlements Under the Hatch-Waxman Act||2005|
|Stanford Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Colorado||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Rocky Mountain IP Institute||Practice Management Around Section 285 – Protecting Yourself from Sanctions||2015|
|Opening of the Denver Office of the United States Patent Office||Moderator - Panel on New District of Colorado Local Patent Rules||2014|
|Rocky Mountain IP Institute||Best Practices - Inequitable Conduct in Patent Litigation||2011|
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