Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Computer Science; University of Tennessee, 1993; with honors
  • J.D., University of Tennessee, 1997; cum laude
  • North Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

W. Kevin Ransom

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A trained electrical engineer with corporate experience, Kevin Ransom brings both technical expertise and legal know-how to his widely varying U.S. and non-U.S. based intellectual property clients.

Some of the services he provides his clients include: 

  • Obtaining patent protection in the U.S. and non-U.S. patent offices.
  • Infringement and invalidity investigations, product landscaping, and freedom to operation investigations, and product redesign assistance.
  • Preparing and negotiating license, manufacturing, distribution, joint-venture, joint-development agreements, and royalty-sharing agreements.
  • Negotiating and performing due diligence involving intellectual property in a variety of debt and M&A transactions, including: preparing and negotiating intellectual property and regulatory compliance provisions; due diligence related to ownership, scope, product coverage, and overall legal value of intellectual property assets/collateral; and analyzing material licenses and other commercial agreements to assess a range of issues, such as the scope of license rights, transferability, assignability, and termination provisions.

He also assists clients to develop strategies to effectively manage their intellectual property, including risk management of third-party intellectual property rights, consulting on a wide range of transactions with intellectual property components.

Kevin works with clients in diverse areas of technology, including:

  • Electronics
  • Computer software/firmware
  • Blockchain
  • Sensor technologies
  • Distributed networks
  • Telephony
  • Medical devices
  • Communications protocols
  • Power-management systems
  • Semiconductor manufacture
  • Flight navigation
  • Laser technology
  • Printing technology
  • Database management
  • Battery technology
  • Financial services and Banking technology systems
  • Power and drive train for heavy vehicles

He has also pursued numerous software and business-method inventions, such as on-line search engines, inventory and logistic systems, database management, web-crawling, online education delivery systems, web-based interfaces, online ticketing, financial instruments, insurance products, banking transactions, and more. 

Kevin has particular experience with blockchain technology and has oversaw filing of more than 75 patent applications related to the technology. 

Of Note

  • Frequent speaker on intellectual property topics to business organizations and legal groups, including educational presentations to clients' employees
  • Previously systems engineer, Analysis Measurement Services and Honeywell Corporation
  • Licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2020
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2018 Charlotte Patent "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law, 2014-2020
  • Included in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite list, 2008, 2010-2012
  • Selected for inclusion to the 2009 North Carolina Rising Stars list, which is included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine.
  • Selected for inclusion in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2015-2019