Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Kimberley Chen Nobles has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice in the Orange County office.

Ms. Nobles represents technology companies worldwide in legal, technical, strategic planning and intellectual property matters. She handles a variety of business transactions and the protection, management and monetization of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, post grant proceedings, oppositions, licensing, dispute resolution and litigation. She has also handled and managed global IP enforcement matters for Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Ms. Nobles has experience supporting complex litigation and arbitration matters internationally and across the United States. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese.

“Kim will be a valuable resource to our expanding intellectual property practice,” said Larry Cerutti, the managing partner of the firm’s Orange County office. “She is well known for her work and for her skills in intellectual property, both in the U.S. and internationally, and has significant experience in diverse industries and technologies. We are thrilled to have her on our team.”

“Intellectual property law has been a high growth area in California due to the significant number of technology firms based there,” said Bill Withrow, a Chair of Troutman Sanders Litigation Department. “Kim’s wealth of experience brings additional value to the firm’s client base and is a continuation of our strategic growth on the West Coast.”

Ms. Nobles holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. She was a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and holds a law degree from the University of Southern California. Ms. Nobles was a former adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine and lectures frequently in the U.S. and in international markets. She is also an appointed arbitrator with the World Intellectual Property Organization.


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