Kim Gatling, a Partner at the firm, concentrates her practice in intellectual property prosecution, licensing, and litigation. She is also a member of the firm’s cybersecurity and data breach group, which assists clients with the management and protection of sensitive business and personal information. She is seen as a trusted advisor and valued team member to her clients, providing comprehensive, global advice from a legal and business perspective. Kim is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Trademarks. She prosecutes federal, state, and international trademark applications, and manages global trademark portfolios. Kim also prosecutes computer software, business method, and mechanical patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and routinely assists clients with protection of copyrights. Kim structures complex license agreements for patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and she is regularly involved in intellectual property litigation and enforcement matters in state and federal courts and within the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Kim also drafts and negotiates agreements for IT transactions, including software development, license, and hosting agreements, and she advises clients on computer law and e-commerce matters.
In addition to her business savvy, Kim works to help community members achieve a better quality of life. She serves on the board of the United Way of Greater Greensboro and enjoys seeing firsthand how each program and initiative makes a positive impact on the community, focusing on the building blocks of a good quality life: education, income and health. Kim also serves on the Board of the Cone Health Foundation, which invests in the development and support of activities, programs and organizations that measurably improve the health of people in the greater Greensboro area. Kim is a strong supporter of her alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University, where she serves on the Board of Visitors.