A frequent author and speaker on intellectual property law developments and a trained mechanical engineer, Henry Ward focuses his practice on preparing and negotiating technology and commercial agreements and counseling clients in connection with patent, trademark, copyright, advertising regulations and litigation matters.

Overview

He counsels clients on obtaining, protecting, licensing and enforcing intellectual property in a variety of industries, including:

  • Metallurgy
  • Welding
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer software and hardware
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Financial and Insurance
  • Professional sports
  • Entertainment
  • Sporting equipment
  • Apparel
  • Medical Services and Devices 
  • Cosmetics
  • Retail and wholesale distribution of food products and general merchandise
  • Textiles

Henry has extensive experience with information technology agreements and is actively representing a number of publicly-traded companies in transactional and other intellectual property matters in a variety of industries, including the health care and telecommunications industries. He is a member of the firm's EHR Task Force. 

Notable

Notable

  • Best Lawyers in America, Trademark Law, 2014-2022; Copyright Law, 2019-2022; Patent Law, 2019-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Copyright Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2022
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, 2013-2021
  • World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2020-2021
  • IAM Licensing 250: The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers, 2010-2011
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2011-2021
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2006-2008
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2011-2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2010
  • Board of Delegates, Licensing Executives Society International
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society and Licensing Executives International, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, Computer Law Section and Intellectual Property Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
  • Chair, Advisory Board, George W. Woodruff  School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-2010
  • Advisory Board, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-2011
  • Board Member, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2006-2009
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar, 2003-2004
  • Regularly represents nonprofit organizations and individuals in pro bono matters

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Affiliations

Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Emerging Issues Committee, Member, 2020-2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association: Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Georgia Bar Association: Computer Law Section and Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division, President, 2003-2004; and Mecklenburg County Bar Board Member, 2006-2009

Publications

Publications

  • Co-author, “Selected Intellectual Property Law Developments” column appearing monthly in the Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report, 2001-2004
  • Co-author, “Establishing the Essential Ingredients of a ‘Famous’ Mark,” International Trademark Association (January 1998), Intellectual Property Today (August 1998), IP Links (North Carolina Bar Association, June/July 1998

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, April 2012 Licensing Executives Society International Annual Conference in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Presenter, 2006 continuing legal education course, Belmont Abbey College, “Intellectual Property and Regulatory Risks in Conducting Global Business;” and 2004 continuing legal education course, CLE International on the topic of “Patents and Trade Secrets – How to Identify and Protect Business Methods; Licensing Intellectual for Use in E-Commerce and on the Internet” 
  • Speaker, 2006 annual conference of the Portrait Society of America, Dallas, “Licensing and Copyright”
  • Panel member, 1999 annual conference of the Portrait Society of America, Inc., Washington, D.C., “Meet the Agents;” and 2001 annual conference, Chicago, “Art & the Law:  Copyright Law”

Education

J.D., Emory University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, with honors

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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"I have been working with Moore & Van Allen as our counsel since 1992. Their capability is absolutely incredible, I have always been extremely satisfied, including instances of litigation to protect our patents and other intellectual property. In instances of copyright law, I have always felt we have gotten the best information. I have always felt extremely comfortable with Henry Ward, Mark Wilson, and Tony Lathrop for these items." - Best Law Firms, 2021 

Best Lawyers in America, Trademark Law, 2014-2022; Copyright Law, 2019-2022; Patent Law, 2019-2022

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