IP Attorney David Barnard Joins Stinson Leonard Street in Kansas City

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Stinson Leonard Street LLP is proud to announce that David Barnard has joined the firm as a partner in the Kansas City, Mo., office.

Barnard brings extensive intellectual property litigation experience to the Stinson IP litigation team. He has represented global businesses defending allegations of patent, trademark, false advertising, trade secret and copyright cases. He has also successfully enforced his client's intellectual property rights and secured million-dollar settlements and verdicts in litigation across the country. In 2012 in Los Angeles, he won what was at the time the fifth-highest false advertising jury verdict in U.S. history, in addition to a complete defense verdict against the defendant’s counterclaims.

Businesses in manufacturing, agriculture, software, alcohol, financial services, health care, retail, life sciences, marketing, media and other industries rely on Barnard to provide a full range of IP counseling services. He manages clients’ trademark portfolios, creates trade secret protection programs, conducts copyright fair use analysis, advises on Non-Practicing Entity risk management strategies and assists clients with insurance recovery in intellectual property disputes.

He joined the firm after serving as the chair of the intellectual property litigation team at Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, and prior to that was a federal law clerk for the Honorable Nanette Laughrey. Barnard earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He was named an "Up & Coming Attorney" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, is a BTI Client Service Award winner, has been recognized by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers, and is a past chairman of the Kansas City FilmFest.

"David is a tremendous addition to our team. He is a talented litigator who has gone head-to-head against the top IP firms in the country and come out on top," said Steve Cosentino, the chair of the firm's intellectual property and technology practice group. "David is a great listener who understands clients' needs and helps them grow their businesses by protecting their technology and creative work. We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm."

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