ATLANTA (October 7) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Managing Intellectual Property Magazine has named Partners Tina McKeon, Lisa Pearson and Susan Spaeth as three of the “Top 250 Women in IP." This is the second year in a row that Dr. McKeon and Ms. Pearson have been named to the prestigious list.

The second edition of IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP is the definitive guide to the leading female intellectual property attorneys in the United States. The research included thousands of interviews and surveys by IP partners and law firms across the United States. The women recognized represent those receiving the strongest feedback both in volume and enthusiasm.

To review all Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys who were named IP Stars, please click here.

Dr. McKeon is a registered patent attorney who focuses her practice on patent prosecution, IP strategy and IP portfolio management for leading universities, research institutions, and corporations in the life sciences and biotechnology fields. Her biotechnology experience includes neuroscience, immunology, therapeutic antibodies, oncolytic virus therapy, stem cell technology and recombinant technologies in a variety of areas including food and food supplements. Dr. McKeon has worked extensively with medical technology and pharmaceuticals, including cardiac technology, imaging and diagnostics as well as small molecule pharmaceuticals and biologics.

Ms. Pearson is an experienced, versatile and creative litigator specializing in copyright, trademark, unfair competition and Internet-related disputes. She represents creators and brand owners across a broad spectrum of industries including fashion and luxury goods, publishing, the arts and entertainment, consumer products, travel and many others. Ms. Pearson focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, obtaining excellent results for her clients in federal and state courts across the United States, in UDRP proceedings to recover domain names, and in cancellation and opposition proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has designed and implemented comprehensive policing, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting programs for many well-known rights owners. Ms. Pearson also advises clients on a wide array of issues including, by way of example, creative strategies for protecting intellectual property, formulating sane strategies for tackling infringements on the Internet and other social media, copyright and trademark rights in characters, idea submission procedures, and the popular parody and fair use defenses in infringement cases.

Ms. Spaeth serves as Managing Partner of the firm. Ms. Spaeth focuses her practice on intellectual property and complex/technical litigation, particularly patent litigation, licensing and counseling. She has represented biotechnology, medical device and high technology companies in various federal district courts, the United States International Trade Commission and European patent litigation. In addition to litigating patent and complex technology disputes, Ms. Spaeth regularly assists clients in their patent portfolio development, product analyses to determine patent infringement, negotiation of agreements related to intellectual property and establishing strategies to exploit the use of intellectual property.

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