Insights: News Releases Prominent Patent Litigation Partner Grace Pan Joins IP Powerhouse

High-Profile Addition to Kilpatrick Townsend’s New York City Office Enhances Firm’s Asia Litigation Practice

NEW YORK CITY (March 5) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Grace L. Pan to the firm’s New York City office as a partner on the firm’s internationally recognized Patent Litigation Team. Ms. Pan is joining Kilpatrick Townsend from an AmLaw 50 firm.

Ms. Pan is a patent litigator and counselor representing clients from the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, and China. She is experienced in enforcing and defending patents, trademarks, and trade dress before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), International Trade Commission (ITC), various U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in manufacturing, medical equipment, biotechnology, organic chemistry, electronic, semiconductor, mechanical and related technical fields.

“It is a privilege to welcome Grace to the firm,” said Wab Kadaba, Chair, Kilpatrick Townsend Intellectual Property Department. “I have never met anyone so relentlessly focused on developing true relationships with clients. She will be an incredible asset. Grace will enhance our Asia Litigation Practice and be a strategic addition to our already strong patent litigation capabilities in the New York office.”

“I am excited to join Kilpatrick Townsend, a firm with the deepest bench in the IP arena and a well-established Asia Litigation Practice,” said Ms. Pan. “The firm’s emphasis on a collaborative spirit cutting across all practice areas greatly appealed to me. I look forward to meeting my new colleagues, learning what I can to assist Kilpatrick Townsend’s outstanding clients, and leverage existing synergies.”

Ms. Pan has broad experience in all phases of Japanese litigation both before the Tokyo District Courts and the Intellectual Property High Court. She defends foreign patents in Japan and Taiwan, and argues before trial examiners at the Japan Patent Office, Intellectual Property High Court, and Taiwan Taipei District Court. She is also admitted as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi, a registered foreign lawyer in Japan, is a member of the Daini Bengoshi Kai, the Tokyo Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in Taiwan as a registered foreign lawyer.

Ms. Pan’s practice also includes counseling clients in licensing, freedom-to-operate, and opinions, and assists clients with various contract negotiations including contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), contract manufacturing organization (CMO), and contract research organization (CRO). She assists clients in obtaining, defending, and licensing patents, copyrights, trademarks and domain name applications, including those involving Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) proceedings.

Ms. Pan, who is fluent in Taiwanese, Mandarin and Japanese, as well as English, received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and a B.S. in Biology from Lewis & Clark College. She is annually recognized by Chambers Global as a Leading Lawyer for Intellectual Property in Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S. Ms. Pan is a sought-after speaker and writer on a broad range of issues impacting clients.

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