• Baylor University, B.S.E. (major in electrical and computer engineering)
  • University of Illinois, College of Law, JD
  • Federal:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United State District Court for the Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
  • United State District Court for the Central District of California
  •  State:
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • Past Member Central Texas Angel Network (Austin)
  • Past Member Screening Panel for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (San Antonio)
  • Past Member of Board for the San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative (SATAI)

Ashley L. Kirk

Of Counsel/t 415-830-5740/f 213-955-9250


Ashley joins the Willenken Firm after practicing most recently in the Palo Alto office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. Over the course of her career, Ashley has successfully built and protected intellectual property portfolios in the electrical, mechanical and biological fields by implementing complementary patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret procurement, monetization and enforcement strategies.  In this regard, she has participated in the prosecution of over 750 patent applications and hundreds of trademark applications in the United States and abroad, has provided litigation support in numerous intellectual property matters including defensive invalidity and non-infringement opinions, patent reexamination proceedings, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, drafting and reviewing of pleadings, claim construction and invalidity contentions, participating in witness depositions and trial, and negotiating IP related settlement agreements. 

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