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Gregory J. Kirsch

Ballard Spahr LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA


Gregory J. Kirsch is a partner and registered patent attorney with Ballard Spahr LLP, a national law firm with 500 lawyers and 13 offices nationwide. Greg leads the firm's software, electronics and communications technology patent team, and his legal practice focuses on patent procurement, patent portfolio management, client counseling, patent opinions, intellectual property (IP) due diligence, licensing and litigation, for companies of all sizes and for universities. In addition to his full-time legal practice, Greg serves as an adjunct professor of patent and IP law at both Emory University School of Law in Atlanta (since 1997) and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (2011). Greg is a frequent speaker at IP conferences in the US and abroad, and is a contributing author on patent law topics for two books, the first on Internet law (2002, Random House), and the second a forthcoming book on bioinformatics law (American Bar Association). Greg holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa (1987), in addition to his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (1990), where he served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the law review. Greg is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property law, as well as Chambers USA.

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