Shannon Bates, executive partner, is experienced in many areas of intellectual property law.  She focuses primarily on U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright preparation and prosecution.  

Shannon has technical expertise in the mechanical and electromechanical arts.  Her patent experience covers a broad range of technologies, including oil field technologies, HVAC systems, aerospace, textile consumer products, computer-related technologies and medical devices.  

Shannon also has a wide range of trademark experience, including trademark portfolio management, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and domain name ICANN proceedings.

Shannon earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering (high honors) from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Contact Shannon Bates at shannon.bates@kk-llp.com.

  • Professional Activities

  • Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court

    • Barrister, 2011 - 2014

    State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section:

    • Chair, June 2010 to June 2011
    • Chair Elect, June 2009 - June 2010
    • Vice Chair, June 2008 - June 2009
    • Treasurer, June 2004 - June 2005
    • Newsletter Committee Chair
    • Membership Committee Chair
    • Council Member, June 2002 - June 2004 and June 2006 - June 2008

    Dallas Bar Association

    • Council Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2011 - present

    DFW Women in IP Group

    • Co-Founder 2008
    • Leader 2008 - present
  • Honors

  • "Super Lawyer," a Thomson Reuters service, 2012-2014

    Chair Award for outstanding service and contributions to the Section, State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Secion, 2008

  • Professional History

  • Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, 2010 - present

    Conley Rose, P.C., 1999 - 2010

    Exxon Pipeline Company, 1991 - 1999

  • Practice Areas

  • Identify & Register IP

    IP Due Diligence

    Patents

    Trade Dress

    Copyrights

    Domain Names

    IP Licensing

    Technology Transactions

    Trademarks

  • Admitted to Practice

  • State of Texas in 2000

    United States Patent and Trademark Office Licensed in 2001

    United States District Court, Northern District of Texas in 2004

  • Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center (Order of the Coif, Order of the Barons,  Senior Articles Editor – Houston Journal of International Law), 2000

    B.S., high honors, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990

  • Darin M. Klemchuk
  • Kelly J. Kubasta
  • Casey L. Griffith
  • Shannon W. Bates
  • Kirby Drake
  • Jeff Harvey
  • Liza Philip Dahm
  • Corey Weinstein
  • Austin Champion
  • James Creedon
  • Melissa H. Gray
  • Pei-Chih H. Keene
  • Michael C. Barbee

Shannon Bates, executive partner, is experienced in many areas of intellectual property law.  She focuses primarily on U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright preparation and prosecution.  

Shannon has technical expertise in the mechanical and electromechanical arts.  Her patent experience covers a broad range of technologies, including oil field technologies, HVAC systems, aerospace, textile consumer products, computer-related technologies and medical devices.  

Shannon also has a wide range of trademark experience, including trademark portfolio management, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and domain name ICANN proceedings.

Shannon earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering (high honors) from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Contact Shannon Bates at shannon.bates@kk-llp.com.

  • Professional Activities

  • Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court

    • Barrister, 2011 - 2014

    State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section:

    • Chair, June 2010 to June 2011
    • Chair Elect, June 2009 - June 2010
    • Vice Chair, June 2008 - June 2009
    • Treasurer, June 2004 - June 2005
    • Newsletter Committee Chair
    • Membership Committee Chair
    • Council Member, June 2002 - June 2004 and June 2006 - June 2008

    Dallas Bar Association

    • Council Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2011 - present

    DFW Women in IP Group

    • Co-Founder 2008
    • Leader 2008 - present
  • Honors

  • "Super Lawyer," a Thomson Reuters service, 2012-2014

    Chair Award for outstanding service and contributions to the Section, State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Secion, 2008

  • Professional History

  • Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, 2010 - present

    Conley Rose, P.C., 1999 - 2010

    Exxon Pipeline Company, 1991 - 1999

  • Practice Areas

  • Identify & Register IP

    IP Due Diligence

    Patents

    Trade Dress

    Copyrights

    Domain Names

    IP Licensing

    Technology Transactions

    Trademarks

  • Admitted to Practice

  • State of Texas in 2000

    United States Patent and Trademark Office Licensed in 2001

    United States District Court, Northern District of Texas in 2004

  • Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center (Order of the Coif, Order of the Barons,  Senior Articles Editor – Houston Journal of International Law), 2000

    B.S., high honors, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990

  • Darin M. Klemchuk
  • Kelly J. Kubasta
  • Casey L. Griffith
  • Shannon W. Bates
  • Kirby Drake
  • Jeff Harvey
  • Liza Philip Dahm
  • Corey Weinstein
  • Austin Champion
  • James Creedon
  • Melissa H. Gray
  • Pei-Chih H. Keene
  • Michael C. Barbee