Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend’s Jamie Graham Selected to 2019 Class of Leadership Atlanta

ATLANTA (May 7) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Partner Jamie Graham was selected to participate in the 2019 Class of Leadership Atlanta.

Leadership Atlanta is the oldest continuously running training program of its type in the country. Formed in the early 1970’s, it quickly addressed the growing need for a trained cadre of leaders to move metro Atlanta towards unity and shared prosperity. More than 45 years later, Leadership Atlanta continues to educate, inspire and connect local leaders in adherence with the principles upon which it was founded.

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.

Ms. Graham is passionate about giving back and making a difference in the community. She is Past-President of Atlanta-based Women in Technology, Past-President of the Atlanta Chapter of Women in BIO, Past-Secretary of the Huntington Disease Society of America - National, was on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of GA 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 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.

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