Cole Tipton is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis. Cole's practice focuses on matters before the federal district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the International Trade Commission (ITC) involving a wide variety of technologies, trade secret matters, and worthy pro bono causes.


Thought Leadership


Comment, “Patent Law Damages: Defining an Intelligible Standard Between Attorney's Fees and Treble Damages,” 55 Wake Forest Law Review 189, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, District of Columbia
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Wake Forest University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2020

    Order of the Coif

    The Order of Barristers

    The Wake Forest Law Review

  • University of KentuckyB.S., Civil Engineeringmagna cum laude2017
    Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society