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From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
In today’s rapidly changing market, you need an intellectual property team that will enhance and safeguard your competitive position. Our nationally recognized IP practice offers three key advantages: we know your business; we understand your technology; and we have the advocacy skills to help you develop, manage, and protect your intellectual assets.
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Clients rely on Ken to help them resolve complex intellectual property and commercial disputes. Drawing on a strong technical background, particularly in the electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical arts, Ken has successfully litigated patent infringement cases throughout the United States. He has represented clients in all phases of patent litigation and trial preparation.
Scott is an experienced intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on software, electronics, internet, medical device, telecommunications, cloud computing, financial, and semiconductor technologies.
Brian helps companies obtain patent protection for their computer and software technologies. He works closely with client innovators to develop patent filing and portfolio strategies to achieve their business goals while staying within budget.
Brian handles U.S. and international patent drafting and prosecution in technical areas such as hardware, software, network infrastructures, semiconductors, telecommunications, mechanical devices, and consumer products. He also conducts patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and infringement analyses.
*Not admitted in North Carolina
Clients look to Brent for help obtaining patent protection for their innovations as well as avoiding infringement of competitors’ products.
Chris is a partner focusing his intellectual property practice on domestic and international patent matters relating to mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical, materials science, software, and business method technologies. He also helps clients acquire and enforce United States and foreign trademark rights, copyrights and trade secrets, negotiates intellectual property licenses and technology transfers, and prepares patentability and non-infringement opinions. His work applies strategic planning to intellectual property protection to help clients achieve their business goals.
Kevin provides clients in a wide range of technologies with strategic counsel in the areas of procurement and enforcement of their patent portfolios both in the United States and around the world.
Alison is a Patent Scientist who specializes in organic chemistry and general life sciences. She has particular experience in the areas of natural products synthesis, neurochemistry, small molecules, and pharmaceuticals. She assists with preparing and prosecuting patent applications for private companies, universities, and other clients.
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Kyle is an Associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. He focuses on obtaining high quality patent protection for companies in the U.S. and around the globe. Kyle helps clients protect a wide array of mechanical technologies, and he has significant experience in the automotive sector.
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