DENVER, CO (December 11) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of attorney Brian O’Donnell to its internationally-recognized Intellectual Property Department. Mr. O’Donnell joins Kilpatrick Townsend’s Denver office as Counsel on the Patent Litigation Team.

Mr. O’Donnell joins the firm after serving as intellectual property counsel for the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he oversaw the company’s extensive patent and trademark portfolio. He was also responsible for patent, trademark and copyright licenses, and intellectual property matters related to mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Kellogg, Mr. O’Donnell was an intellectual property litigator for a Washington, D.C. law firm.

“Brian’s successful track record as a corporate counsel makes him an outstanding addition to our Denver team,” said Ian Saffer, Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Denver office. “His experience as both inside and outside counsel will help us understand our client’s expectations and make sure we meet their needs.”

“Kellogg will miss having his talents and energy to protect Tony the Tiger and the rest of our family of characters,” added Gary Pilnick, General Counsel of Kellogg Company. “That said, Kilpatrick Townsend is an outstanding firm that I've worked with in the past. Brian chose an outstanding team with whom to return to the courtroom. We know Brian will be Gr-r-reat in his new role.”

Mr. O’Donnell is experienced in intellectual property litigation across a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, packaging, semiconductors, airlines, pharmaceuticals, software, energy, motion pictures, sporting goods, home services, and domain names. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Mr. O’Donnell holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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