Seattle, WA—Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L …

Seattle, WA—Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes W. David Shenk to its intellectual property and patent litigation practice. Shenk comes to the firm from Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness.

Shenk has litigated patent and copyright cases involving database software, document management systems, digital devices, semiconductors, computer systems for integrating video with transactional information, inhalable antibiotics, architectural plans, and exercise equipment and sporting goods, including in-line skates, snowboard bindings, treadmills, and elliptical exercisers. His experience includes representations in state and federal court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Shenk’s practice also encompasses all aspects of trademark law, including client counseling, trademark clearance and prosecution, administrative proceedings, and litigation.

K&L Gates Seattle Administrative Partner Robert Mitchell said: “David’s skills and experience with a diverse range of technologies help us advance K&L Gates’ counsel to the world’s leading companies. We are pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

Kari Glover, K&L Gates’ Global Integration Partner, said: “The addition of David to our firm follows many other recent high-profile additions to the firm’s IP practice and demonstrates K&L Gates’ commitment to providing top-tier IP counsel to clients as it continues to grow internationally.”

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