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    Colin T. Kemp

    Colin T. Kemp

    T: +1.415.983.1918 F: +1.415.983.1200
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    Colin Kemp is a trial attorney in the law firm’s Litigation group, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property litigation. He is located in the San Francisco office. A substantial portion of his IP litigation practice involves representing companies in the life sciences, biotechnology and medical device fields in all types and phases of disputes, whether with pre-litigation counseling and analysis, or prosecuting or defending against patent infringement and/or breach of license agreement actions. In addition, Mr. Kemp was one of Pillsbury’s authors of the Practicing Law Institute’s treatise, "A Practical Guide to Life Sciences Companies, Commercializing and Protecting Innovation," and was a primary author of the treatise’s 12 chapters on patent litigation.

    Mr. Kemp’s practice, however, extends beyond the life sciences sectors—he handles all types of patent, trademark, trade dress, and unfair competition cases, as well as general business, real estate and securities litigation matters; and he has also conducted internal corporate and pre-litigation investigations. Although a tireless trial attorney who has tried cases to juries in both federal and state courts, Mr. Kemp is also adept at mediating cases to early resolution.

    Mr. Kemp believes strongly in giving back to the community. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco – the JDC is devoted to advancing fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession. He also maintains a strong pro bono litigation practice. For example, in 2011-2013, he prosecuted a civil rights action for an inmate in California’s Centinela State Prison against prison guards for a beating that occurred during routine cell sweeps.

    Honors & Awards
    • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars—Northern California (2011-2013)

    Board Member, Justice & Diversity Center, The Bar Association of San Francisco

    State of California
    J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2001
    cum laude
    B.S., Double Major in Biology (with a focus on Molecular Biology and Chemistry) and Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College, 1996

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