US IP firm Kilpatrick Townsend lands in Shanghai with partner relocation

Atlanta-based intellectual property law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has opened an office in Shanghai, its third in Asia.

The firm has relocated IP lawyer Kenneth Chang from Denver to lead the new Shanghai office. Chang is joined by patent associate Charles Gray, who has also relocated from Denver to Shanghai.

Different from most of its international rivals, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Shanghai office is located in the ZhangJiang High-Tech Park, which is home to approximately 2,000 high-tech companies, such as Pfizer, Novartis, Lenovo, Intel, eBay, Dow and Dupont.

“Strategically, we wanted to be where our clients are located and ZhangJiang fits our needs perfectly,” said Chang in a statement. “Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys will be working closely with our clients to primarily focus on serving their intellectual property needs including both China-based companies and American companies with interests in the region.”

Chang focuses his practice on IP litigation and counselling. He is experienced in representing the interests of Asian clients in US litigation, as well as negotiating settlements and license agreements on behalf of those companies. Gray is experienced in patent and prosecution of both US and international patent appliations.

The Shanghai office will be the firm’s third location in Asia, following Tokyo and Taipei.