A new limited podcast series by Kilpatrick Townsend‘s biopharma team showcases today’s leading women in the patent bar. In Sidebars, graduate alum Kimberlynn Davis pulls back the curtain on her career and shares her journey with its twists and surprises to achieve her goals, imperfectly.
While attending graduate school, Kim designed and synthesized nucleoside analogues as HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitors and also focused on developing methodology to improve the regioselectivity of nucleoside base couplings under advisor Dr. Dennis Liotta. Dr. Davis also served as an intern in the Emory University Office of Technology Transfer, where she assessed the marketability and patentability of technologies.
Dr. Davis has co-authored scientific and legal journal manuscripts and presented at several scientific meetings. She is a recipient of Apex Society’s Power 30 Under 30™ Award, was recognized as a Superwoman of the Future by Atlanta Tribune Magazine, and has been profiled by Rolling Out Atlanta Magazine. During law school, Dr. Davis received the GSU College of Law Intellectual Property Scholarship and served as a graduate research assistant for the GSU Intellectual Property Advisory Board.
Dr. Davis was recognized in 2018 and 2019 as a Georgia “Rising Star” in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. She was named a “40 Under 40 Leader” by Emory University Alumni Association in 2020. Dr. Davis serves as the co-chair of KT Voice, Kilpatrick’s resource group focused on promoting the interests of Black attorneys.