Insights: News Releases Three Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Named 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers

DENVER (March 15) -- Kilpatrick Townsend announced today that three attorneys from the firm’s Denver office were selected as 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers. Partner David Sipiora was named in the Intellectual Property Litigation category, while partners Darin Gibby and Thomas Franklin were recognized in the Intellectual Property category.

The Super Lawyers distinction honors attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as some of the region’s pre-eminent lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, all of which result in a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top five percent of attorneys in each state.

Thomas Franklin is a Partner in the firm’s Electrical Engineering & Software team. He specializes in strong patent prosecution, brand advice, licensing, due diligence and strategic counseling for high tech and clean tech companies in the electronic, software and energy fields. Mr. Franklin uses creative IP procurement strategies with a laser focus on his client’s business goals, leveraging IP protection to help large companies maintain their dominance and assist startups as they vie to dominate. Mr. Franklin was also recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2014.

Darin Gibby has over 20 years of experience and focuses his practice on intellectual property counseling, transactions and licensing matters as well as patent prosecution. He has extensive experience handling the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He counsels start-ups and small businesses on intellectual property challenges to help maximize their portfolios to make them attractive acquisition targets. In addition, he manages several large patent portfolios for Fortune 500 companies. He was instrumental in launching the Denver office in 1995, and since that time has spearheaded its growth and emergence as the largest patent firm in Denver. Mr. Gibby was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2006, 2012 - 2015.

David Sipiora focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent licensing and counseling, trademark and copyright, and trade secrets. He advises clients on intellectual property matters in the context of transactional, employment, licensing and pre-litigation law. Mr. Sipiora helps clients protect their businesses through strategic intellectual property portfolio management and development. He regularly prosecutes trademarks and copyrights for clients. Mr. Sipiora has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2008.

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