Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • B.S., North Carolina State University, 1983, summa cum laude
  • J.D., Santa Clara University, 1996
  • North Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

James C. Edwards

Senior Counsel
Overview

A licensed patent attorney with the Moore & Van Allen intellectual property group, Jim Edwards concentrates his practice patent preparation and prosecution in the electronic and computer technology arts.

The sophisticated services he provides his clients include: 

  • Obtaining patent protection in the U.S. and foreign patent offices.
  • Infringement and invalidity investigations, conducting due diligence investigations related to corporate transactions.
  • Re-examination proceedings in the U.S. patent office

He also helps clients develop strategies to effectively manage their intellectual property, including patent portfolio assessments and working with clients to identify and capture inventive ideas.

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

  • Electronics
  • Computer software/firmware
  • Distributed networks
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications protocols
  • Wireless devices
  • Semiconductor manufacture
  • Materials processing
  • Business methods

Prior to joining the legal profession Edwards spent thirteen years with Texas Instruments in an engineering capacity supporting semiconductor and defense systems technologies.

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Edwards was associated with the Cleveland OH firm of Amin, Turocy & Calvin, Alston & Bird in Charlotte, NC and D'Alessandro & Ritchie in San Jose, California.

Edwards is a member of the State Bar of North Carolina, a registered Patent and Trademark Attorney and a 2003 graduate of the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute.