As an intellectual property attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Dick Lupo focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology transactional matters. 


Heavily involved in a variety of intellectual property and transactional matters for emerging-market companies as well as established businesses, Dick provides sophisticated IP counsel to diverse clients in wide-ranging industries, including:

  • Financial services
  • Heavy industrial manufacturing
  • Internet applications
  • Computer software
  • Construction

Dick is heavily involved in a wide variety of business transactions that have an IP or technology component. He often represents clients in sophisticated patent license arrangements as well as license arrangements involving other types of proprietary property. 

He also assists his clients in product planning, design, protection and implementation through cooperation with design teams and others in the product development process. He is well versed in the issues arising from transactions involving joint development of intellectual property and other proprietary rights.

Dick also has extensive experience litigating patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright disputes across a spectrum of technologies.

He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  



  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Trademark Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Law, 2007-2020; Commercial Litigation, 2007-2022; Copyright Law, 2007-2024; Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2007-2024; Litigation- Patent, 2007-2024; Patent Law, 2007-2024; Trademark Law, 2007-2024
  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Intellectual Property, 2012-2023
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008-2020, 2024
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, 2013-2023
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2014-2023
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2008-2010, 2012-2013, 2015







  • Licensing Executives Society


J.D., Wake Forest University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, magna cum laude


  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Chambers USA - North Carolina, Intellectual Property, 2021-2023

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