ATLANTA (September 6) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that attorney Shayne O’Reilly was recently elected Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Diversity in Intellectual Property Law Committee. The AIPLA Diversity in IP Law Committee studies issues of interest to minority attorneys and develops and implements programs to encourage minority attorney participation in the field of IP law.
Mr. O’Reilly was also recently appointed a Trustee for the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF). The AIPLEF promotes diversity in the intellectual property bar including providing educational, mentoring, and employment opportunities to minority students actively working to develop a career in intellectual property law; acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the study and practice of intellectual property law; and undertaking charitable and educational projects related to the field of intellectual property law. The AIPLEF also administers the Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships and The Jan Jancin Award.
Mr. O’Reilly focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including patent litigation, patent prosecution, due diligence investigations, counseling, patent reexamination proceedings, licensing, and other transactional work. He practices in a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software systems, telecommunications, electronic reader devices, internet related technologies, financial systems, medical devices, and document security systems. Mr. O’Reilly is a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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