Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend’s Jamie Graham Receives Prestigious 2017 Intellectual Property Community Service Award

ATLANTA (October 12) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Partner Jamie Graham was honored by Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with the IP Sections of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association, with the prestigious Intellectual Property Community Service Award. Honorees were recognized at an awards luncheon hosted at Georgia State College of Law’s Majorie & Ralph Knowles Conference Center on Wednesday, October 11.

This award recognizes the importance of community service in the legal profession. Community service contributions, whether related to intellectual property or other areas, strengthens the community and sets a positive example for students and professionals. Honorees continually devote their time to help those in need while facing very demanding professions.

Ms. Graham is passionate about giving back and making a difference in the community. She is Past-President of Atlanta-based Women in Technology, Immediate Past-President of the Atlanta Chapter of Women in BIO, and was a member of the 2015 Class of Fellows for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Mrs. Graham currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Childspring International, the Board of Directors of GA BIO, the Board of Advisors for the Georgia BioEd Institute, and the National Advisory Council for the CDC Foundation. She has also been a member of the American Chemical Society for over 30 years.

Ms. Graham focuses her practice on intellectual property issues involving biological and chemical technologies. She conducts domestic and foreign biological and chemical patent prosecution, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, diagnostics, isolation and purification methodology, immunology and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Graham renders patentability, patent validity and freedom-to-operate opinions; performs intellectual property due diligence; and provides advice to clients regarding various aspects of intellectual property, including inventorship determinations, licensing, transactions, pre-litigation and litigation strategies. She has provided intellectual property advice and services to universities, large corporations, small start-up companies and government entities and has been awarded federal and state contracts for patent legal services.

Ms. Graham has been a registered U.S. Patent Attorney since 1986. Prior to joining the firm, she served as in-house patent counsel for a pharmaceutical company. Ms. Graham has conducted enzyme isolation and characterization research at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and cardiac and allergy drug dispositon/metabolism research at Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd. She also performed graduate research in neuroimmunology and virology (HIV research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Ms. Graham has been an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law at Emory University.

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