DENVER (March 22) -- Kilpatrick Townsend announced today that five attorneys from the firm’s Denver office were selected as 2017 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. Miranda Rogers and Karam Saab were designated as Rising Stars 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 has been 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 - 2007, and annually since 2012.

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.

Miranda Rogers is a senior associate in the firm’s Patent Litigation team. She has extensive experience in patent litigation, trademark litigation, copyright litigation, trade secret litigation, opinion work, licensing, and contract disputes. Ms. Rogers has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of fields, including semiconductor manufacturing, integrated circuit communications, building materials, and consumer goods, before several U.S. district courts, appellate courts, the International Trade Commission, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is Ms. Rogers’ first Rising Star designation.

Karam Saab focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in the electronics and software fields. He has extensive experience with integrated circuit design, storage devices, encryption, networking, communications, electronic money transfers and biometrics. He has experience working with flight, telecommunication and insurance systems. Mr. Saab handles prosecution matters in China, Japan, Australia and the European Union. This is Mr. Saab’s first Rising Star designation.

For more information about Kilpatrick Townsend, please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

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