Kia Freeman practices intellectual property portfolio development and management, client counseling, and litigation. Kia has helped clients of all sizes to establish and grow patent portfolios, design and implement procedures to protect intellectual property of all types, and formulate company-wide IP strategies and policies.
Kia is an experienced patent litigator having appeared before U.S. district courts and the International Trade Commission. She has participated in every aspect of district court and ITC litigation, including taking witness testimony at trial, taking and defending depositions, briefing claim construction, drafting and arguing motions, formulating litigation and pre-litigation strategy, and day-to-day case management.
Kia has provided opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity of patents, and drafted or supervised the drafting of more than 150 patent applications. Her practice extends to post-issue patent proceedings that often complement litigation—such as reissue proceedings and inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings. Kia also advises clients on strategic license negotiations and, in partnership with her clients, has negotiated high value license agreements.
Kia’s practice encompasses high technology-related fields such as data processing, mining, and analytics; speech, biometric, and other pattern recognition; micro electro mechanical systems; semiconductor fabrication and test equipment; optics; telecommunications; security; software; and diagnostic and medical devices.
Kia has industry experience as an aerospace engineer for the U.S. military and a major defense contractor. As the lead engineer, she contributed to the development of a new ground control system for a satellite constellation—a project that required expertise in signal processing, telecommunications, large-scale data processing and analysis, control system, and energy generation, storage, and management technologies.