Kirk T. Bradley

Kirk T. Bradley

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2014

Charlotte, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Patent Law
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Kirk Bradley is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling in complex patent cases during discovery, trial, and appeal. His experience encompasses a wide variety of technologies, including marine electronics and sonar, financial services, medical devices, wireless telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and software programs. Mr. Bradley frequently counsels clients on how to manage or avoid patent issues affecting their business, providing legal opinions and conducting intellectual property due diligence in connection with corporate transactions.

Mr. Bradley also handles inter partes reviews (IPR) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as appellate matters before the Federal Circuit. 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 on developments in patent law. He is the managing editor of Alston & Bird’s Federal Circuit Patent Case Summaries and the Federal Circuit Annual Review from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Bradley is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for both patent law and patent litigation, and was named 2014-15 Charlotte Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year.”


  • One South at the Plaza, Suite 4000
    101 South Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28280-4000

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Patent Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Patent Law, Charlotte (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law


  • 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.
  • Counsel for various patent owners and patent challengers involved in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • 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.

Other Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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