David Reed, a member of Kilpatrick Townsend’s intellectual property group, focuses his practice on intellectual property dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on patent infringement and related intellectual property litigation and licensing transactions. He regularly advises clients on defensive strategies including third-party patent reexamination and review proceedings, patent invalidity opinions, and design activities to minimize infringement risks. Mr. Reed also has substantial patent prosecution experience.

Mr. Reed has handled matters involving diverse technologies including wireless communications, software, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electrical devices, power generation, manufacturing equipment, and consumer products. He has practiced before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Reed worked as a process engineer for a major chemical company and interned with the U.S. House of Representatives. He also co-founded and served on the board of directors of the Georgia Tech Bar Association, an active professional organization of Georgia Tech alumni in the legal field. Mr. Reed is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Mr. Reed has been recognized as a 2014, 2015 and 2016 Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections, Member

American Bar Association, State and Local Tax Section, Retroactivity Tax Force, Member

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Atlanta Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section and Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member

Georgia Tech Bar Association, Co-founder

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member

International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section, Technology Law Section, and Young Lawyers Division, Member


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2006)
    Virginia Tax Review, Executive Editor
    Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Editor
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemical Engineering (2002)
    with highest honors, Henry Ford II Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2006)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2006)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (2013)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2011)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2017)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2007)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2007)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2007)
  • Georgia Superior Court (2006)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding my clients’ business objectives and treating their matters as if they were my own.

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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David A. Reed

Experience Highlights

In the Matter of Certain Alendronate Salts and Products Containing Same
Represented the respondent manufacturer of the active pharmaceutical ingredient of a drug product for treatment of osteoporosis in a Section 337 more
Inter partes review for Motorola Mobility LLC

Served as lead counsel representing Motorola in IPR trials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for two related patents that are more

Takeda Pharmaceuticals et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals et al.
Represented one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in the trial of a Hatch-Waxman case relating to the drug lansoprazole, which has an more
The Medicines Company vs. Hospira
Defended a pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation involving the drug bivalirudin. more