Kirk Bradley is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling in complex patent and trade secret cases during discovery, trial and appeal. His experience encompasses a wide variety of technologies, including financial services, medical devices, telecommunications, hand-held electronic devices, e-commerce, manufacturing equipment, and software programs. Mr. Bradley also frequently counsels clients on how to manage or avoid patent issues affecting their business, providing in-depth legal opinions and conducting intellectual property due diligence in connection with corporate transactions.
Mr. Bradley's expertise includes appellate matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he has represented both litigants and amici curiae. Mr. Bradley is a former law clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Bradley is a frequent author regarding developments in patent law. He is the managing editor of Alston & Bird's weekly Federal Circuit Patent Case Summaries, as well as its Federal Circuit Annual Review, published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
- Counsel to various entities involved in patent litigation concerning financial services and business methods, including data encryption, e-commerce, debit and credit card technologies, and systems for activating and redeeming gift cards.
- Patent litigation counsel to a global innovator and manufacturer of medical devices used to treat structural heart defects and abnormal blood vessels.
- Patent litigation counsel to one of the world’s largest cellular communications companies in patent cases pending in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission.
- Patent litigation counsel for a pioneering company in the area of real-time 3D ultrasound imaging equipment.
- Counsel to a variety of nationwide and worldwide entities defending allegations of patent infringement by patent-holding companies.
- IP due diligence counsel to a worldwide entity in connection with a corporate acquisition involving over 300 patents.
- Counsel to a world leader in high-performance, specialty nonwoven fabrics involved in patent and trade secret litigation.
- Patent litigation counsel to companies that develop and market structural reinforcement grids and high-strength, low-weight composite materials.
“Federal Circuit Changes the Standard for Induced Infringement of Method Patents,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, December 2012.
2012 Federal Circuit Annual Review, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2012, and prior annual editions, 2004-2011.
"Royalty Rate Trends and Valuation in Patent and Technology Licensing," 2009 Licensing Update, Aspen Law & Business, March 2009 and prior annual editions 1999-2008.
“Attention Prosecutors and Litigators: The Federal Circuit Has Set the Standard for Divided Patent Infringement Claims,” Intellectual Property Today, January 2008.
“Losing Ground: The Extension of Festo in Honeywell v. Hamilton Sundstrand,” ABA Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 4, Summer 2004.