Our group is dedicated to providing comprehensive intellectual property legal services with an understanding of clients’ business needs and a personal, interactive relationship.

Overview

Our intellectual property attorneys are “business focused” and are primarily concerned with how patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and technology can be used to help obtain business objectives. Our group is responsive and helps clients avoid problems from arising, and is prepared to assist when challenges occur. We represent both small and large organizations, from start-ups to established companies, as well as universities. By matching the experience of our attorneys and other professionals to the needs of our clients, we provide customized service, value, and efficiency. 

Our intellectual property transactional group is involved in a wide variety of IP and technology related transactions including license, joint development, sponsorship, and outsourcing arrangements as well as all types of arrangements attendant to conducting business on the Internet. The attorneys who make up our IP transactional group have a wide range of experience in different technologies and industries, as well many years of experience dealing with intellectual property issues.

Our intellectual property litigation group brings to bear many years' experience in all types of IP disputes and in many technologies and industries. Our litigators have successfully tried any number of patent, trademark, copyright and technology related suits throughout the United States. And, while we pride ourselves on our successes at trial, we are just as proud of the creativity that we show in resolving disputes without our clients incurring the cost and disruption that litigation often brings.

The background of our patent group spans a variety of engineering and applied sciences disciplines as well as significant applied technical experience. Many of our attorneys have substantial industry experience. Our patent group provides comprehensive patent services, including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, infringement and patent validity opinions, licensing, due diligence, litigation, maintenance, patent portfolio development and management, and work on patent-related commercial matters.

Our trademark and copyright group is comprised of experienced practitioners who focus their practice in these areas. This group provides comprehensive trademark and copyright services, including selection and clearance of marks, brand counseling and enforcement strategy, U.S. and foreign prosecution, maintenance and protection of trademarks, licensing, due diligence, trademark and copyright administrative proceedings (including TTAB proceedings, oppositions, cancellations, etc.) and domain name dispute arbitration.

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Ranked Band 2 in the 2020 Chambers and Partners USA guide for North Carolina in Intellectual Property.

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