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
Alternate Offices
Research Triangle

W. Kevin Ransom

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A trained electrical engineer with corporate systems-engineering experience and a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics,  Kevin Ransom brings both technical expertise and legal know-how to his widely varying intellectual property clients, for both domestic and foreign IP portfolios.

The sophisticated services he provides his clients include: 

  • Obtaining patent protection in the U.S. and foreign patent offices.
  • Infringement and invalidity investigations, product landscaping, and conducting due diligence investigations related to corporate transactions.
  • Preparing and negotiating license and joint-development agreements.
  • Negotiating intellectual-property-related assets purchases.
  • Licensing and purchasing intellectual property.

He also helps clients 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.

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

  • Electronics
  • Computer software/firmware
  • 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
  • Large vehicle manufacture

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. 

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
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2018 Charlotte Patent "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law, 2014-2018
  • 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