Kirby Drake Named as Texas Rising Star

April 24, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
April 24, 2015 - DALLAS Klemchuk LLP, a leading intellectual property (IP) law firm, announces the recognition of Kirby Drake as a 2015 Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a Thompson Reuters service.

Rising Stars are heavily assessed by Texas Super Lawyers through a meticulous selection process, and must meet the publication's strict set of guidelines. To qualify, lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys age 40 or under, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer. In order for an attorney to be nominated, another lawyer must personally observe these individuals in action. Additionally, an attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. Those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.

Drake, a partner at Klemchuk LLP, has been recognized as a Rising Star eight times since 2007.

"At the firm, we all know the outstanding work that Kirby produces, and we are consistently impressed by the quality and quantity of work she is able to accomplish," said Darin Klemchuk, Managing Partner. "We are proud that other legal professionals are recognizing Kirby for the same efforts and strengths that we know her for internally."

Drake is experienced in many areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trade secret, and trademark matters. She focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, addressing a broad range of technologies, including chemical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, aerospace, and computer-related matters. Drake has a wide range of litigation experience, largely focused on patent litigation, having been an integral part of trial teams working on matters from the initial filing phase through trial, both on the plaintiff as well as on the defense side. She also has significant experience in electronic discovery in various types of litigation matters, including managing various e-discovery platforms, and she also regularly writes and speaks on this and other subjects.

Kirby earned a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in chemistry from Duke University.

The complete list of Rising Stars can be found online in the magazine's Texas Rising Stars 2015 issue at www.superlawyers.com.

About Klemchuk LLP:
Klemchuk LLP is an Intellectual Property (IP), Technology, Internet, and Business law firm located in Dallas, TX. The Firm offers comprehensive legal services including litigation and enforcement of all forms of IP as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights. The Firm also provides a wide range of technology, Internet, e-commerce, and business services including business planning, formation, and financing, mergers and acquisitions, business litigation, data privacy, and domain name dispute resolution. Additional information about the Firm and its attorneys may be found at www.klemchuk.com.

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