Oct 18, 2012

Gregory Kirsch Joins SGR as Intellectual Property Partner in Atlanta

ATLANTA (October 18, 2012) — The law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP announced today that Gregory J. Kirsch has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice in Atlanta. Prior to joining SGR, Mr. Kirsch practiced at Ballard Spahr LLP.

Mr. Kirsch focuses his practice on patent law with a concentration in electrical and communications technology, software and business methods patents, as well as medical technology. He serves as patent counsel to numerous technology companies ranging from large, multinational corporations to small start-ups.

“We are pleased to welcome Greg to SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice,” said Stephen M. Forte, SGR’s Managing Partner. “His extensive patent experience and in-depth knowledge of the technology industry will strengthen our capabilities in advising clients on this expanding and rapidly changing area of the law.”

Mr. Kirsch is a member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. His board memberships include the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee, the Advisory Boards of the Washington University School of Law LLM IP Program, and the University of Iowa College of Engineering and Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Mr. Kirsch earned his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in Georgia and the District of Columbia.

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