Maureen Long Bumgarner is an experienced attorney dedicated to the protection, procurement, and enforcement of intellectual property for her clients. 


Maureen has experience in all aspects of intellectual property protection, procurement and enforcement. Maureen’s litigation experience includes developing infringement/noninfringement and validity/invalidity positions, coordinating discovery compliance, drafting motions, and taking and defending depositions for both plaintiffs and defendants. Maureen’s prosecution experience includes obtaining patents for clients in the life sciences and chemical arts fields. Maureen’s transactional experience includes assisting clients to acquire and license intellectual property, and performing due diligence and other investigations for clients with intellectual property interests.

While attending law school, Maureen was Student-Editor-in-Chief of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. She also served as judicial intern for Administrative Law Judge Sandra Dee Lord at the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., a law clerk in the Office of Civil Enforcement’s Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and a legal intern in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Transportation Security Administration in its Procurement Division.

Prior to joining the firm, Maureen worked an as intellectual property litigation associate in Washington, D.C. for Latham & Watkins. 

Representative Experience

  • Nelson Global Products, Inc. v. Lincoln Industries, Inc. (D. Neb.) Represented the patent owner in a patent infringement case relating to an exhaust pipe insulation system, which minimizes energy loss due to heat from running engines
  • Controls Southeast, Inc. v. QMax Industries, Inc. and T. Perry (W.D.N.C.) (ongoing) Case for unfair competition under the federal Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1125), breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud, conspiracy, and violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
  • Banyan Licensing L.L.C. et al. v. Menard, Inc. (W.D.K.Y.) Design patent infringement case involving a knee pillow that aids sleep
  • Software Pricing Partners, LLC v. James (“Jim”) H. Geisman (W.D.N.C.) Trade secret misappropriation case involving software monetization methodology and design for uses such as subscription pricing



  • The Nonobviousness Requirement for Design Patents: What is the Standard and Why Shouldn’t it Obviously be Modified After KSR?, AIPLA Q.J., Vol. 45:2. 



  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Women Lawyers of Charlotte

  • ChIPs

  • CPTCLA (The Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association)




J.D., The George Washington University Law School, Order of the Coif

B.S., Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania


  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
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