Klemchuk Kubasta Names Kirby Drake Partner

Klemchuk Kubasta LLP (KK LLP), a leading full-service intellectual property (IP) law firm, announces the promotion of Kirby Drake to partner in their North Texas law practice, effective Jan. 2, 2012.

“From the day she joined the Klemchuk Kubasta team, Kirby has been an incredible asset to the firm,” said Kelly Kubasta, the firm’s co-founder and senior partner. “She possesses an impressive combination of technical and legal expertise, attention to detail, and dedication to client service. Kirby’s elevation to partner status is a well-deserved promotion.”

Drake’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. She has extensive litigation experience in IP law, including trade secret, patent, trademark, confidential information and breach of contract matters.

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Drake has a broad background in patent preparation and prosecution, with emphasis on pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics and computer-related issues. In addition, she has developed an expertise in electronic discovery, having written and spoken on the subject.

“Kirby has been a consistently high performer, a reliable resource, and an integral part of our litigation and prosecution team,” said Shannon W. Bates, partner for Klemchuk Kubasta’s patent, trademark and copyright practice. “We have no doubt that she will continue to contribute to the firm’s growth and success in her new leadership role as partner.”

Prior to joining the firm, Drake was an associate with a large international law firm, and represented a range of clients from solo inventors to start-up companies and major corporations. Her training involved performing IP-related services for companies in various fields including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, government communications, broadcast communications and computer networking.

She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, and graduated cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Active in the American Chemical Society on the local and national levels, Drake has served in various leadership roles, and routinely speaks on various subjects of interest to the chemical community. She is also active in the local and state bar and regularly volunteers within the community for a number of school and youth-related activities.

About the Firm:

Klemchuk LLP is a litigation, intellectual property, transactional, and international business law firm dedicated to protecting innovation. The firm provides tailored legal solutions to industries including software, technology, retail, real estate, consumer goods, ecommerce, telecommunications, restaurant, energy, media, and professional services. The firm focuses on serving mid-market companies seeking long-term, value-added relationships with a law firm. Learn more about experiencing law practiced differently and our local counsel practice.

The firm publishes Intellectual Property Trends (latest developments in IP law), Conversations with Innovators (interviews with thought leaders), Leaders in Law (insights from law leaders), Culture Counts (thoughts on law firm culture and business), and Legal Insights (in-depth analysis of IP, litigation, transactional, and international law).

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