Wab Kadaba is Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Kadaba concentrates his practice on litigation related to intellectual property as well as strategy and management of intellectual property and technology issues. Mr. Kadaba has considerable experience representing clients in patent, trademark and trade secret litigation matters, covering technologies as diverse as software, telecommunications, e-commerce, medical devices, footwear and chemical compositions. He is admitted to the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Mr. Kadaba was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2017 and the seven years immediately preceding. He was also named a 2014 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Patent Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Kadaba has been selected as a Georgia "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation in 2010 and the five years immediately preceding, a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in 2017 and the six years prior, and a Top 100 Georgia "Super Lawyer" in 2017 and the five years prior by Super Lawyers magazine. He is listed in the 2016 and the eight years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading Georgia Intellectual Property lawyer. Mr. Kadaba was selected as one of the top 15 young Atlanta lawyers "On the Rise" by Fulton County Daily Report in 2007. He was named a top patent practitioner in 2016 and the four years immediately preceding by IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. Mr. Kadaba was recognized as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 "Legal Elite" for Intellectual Property Law. He was named a 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He was recommended by Legal 500 US in 2016 in the areas of Patent Portfolio Management and Licensing and Patent Prosecution. Mr. Kadaba is a recipient of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) Cornerstone Award and was named to "Who's Who in Law and Accounting: The 100 Most Influential Individuals Who are Leading the Way in Metro Atlanta's Legal and Accounting Industries" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He speaks conversational Japanese and Hindi and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
Professional & Community Activities
IndUS Entrepreneurs, Member
Japan America Society of Georgia, Member
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, Member
State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section, Chair (2008-2009)
The Westminster Schools, Diversity Advisory Council, Member
The Westminster Schools, Alumni Association Governing Board, Member (2016-2017)
Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2012, Member
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Corporate Leadership Council, Member
Woodruff Arts Center, Board of Trustees, Member