Shelton Austin, '11 (JD), Joins Kilpatrick Townsend

San Diego (May 20, 2013)Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Shelton Austin, '11 (JD), to the firm's San Diego office. Austin joins the firm as an associate on the electronics and software team in the internationally recognized intellectual property department.

Austin's practice focuses on intellectual property, patent preparation and prosecuting in various fields including, wireless communications, computer, software, electronics, and medical devices. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an associate at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear in San Diego.

Austin earned his JD, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Before attending law school, Austin worked as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio State University.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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