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Partner at Klemchuk LLP
Kirby Drake is a partner at Klemchuk LLP, an intellectual property (IP), technology, Internet and business law firm located in Dallas, Texas, where she focuses on patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, she practiced with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP).
Kirby is experienced in all areas of intellectual property law, including trade secret, patent, trademark, copyright and confidential information 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.
Kirby 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 the subject.
Kirby earned a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2002, and a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in chemistry from Duke University in 1999. Kirby is Secretary of the State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Section. She also is a Member of the American Chemical Society National Committee on Patents and Related Matters, where she serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Legislation and Regulation.
Kirby is a Life Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, a member of The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, and she has been named a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a Thompson Reuters service, eight times since 2007.