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Brandee Woolard

Our clients sculpt a unique business identity and carve out a place for their business within the competitive landscape. At Coats + Bennett, we recognize the distinctive identity of each client and identify the unique package of intellectual property rights to further the client’s business goals. 

Brandee Woolard specializes in patent prosecution and litigation proceedings related to telecommunication and networked technologies. She enjoys working with inventors to advance their ideas through the Patent Office. She also has a strong interest in protecting the value of those patents through proceedings within the Patent Office designed to ensure the validity of patents, including reexaminations and inter partes proceedings. She believes that clients are best served when their attorneys are experienced in a variety of intellectual property protection mechanisms and proceedings. She works to stay experienced and knowledgeable in the evolving areas of patent, trademark and copyright law, and serves as a Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law teaching on intellectual property issues for start-ups.

Ms. Woolard earned her Juris Doctor with honors from Duke University School of Law and graduated valedictorian of her class at NC State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While in law school, Ms. Woolard completed clerkships for Coats + Bennett and externships for the Court of Appeals of North Carolina and SAS Institute’s Patent Legal Group. She was an editor and staff writer for the Duke Law and Technology Review, was a member of the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society, and held a vice president role in the Women Law Students Association. Additionally, she received the 2014 Professional Award from the Duke Law Clinics for her service to clients in the Start-up Ventures Clinic, where she assisted clients with company formation and advised on trademark applications and trademark portfolio management strategy.

While at NCSU, Ms. Woolard was an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Women Engineers, and Service Raleigh. She was also a recipient of the prestigious Park Scholarship.

Ms. Woolard continues her involvement with the Start-up Ventures Clinic after law school working with law students to assist early-stage start-ups. She also serves on the board of the Glenridge Community Association in Cary. Ms. Woolard enjoys spending time with her son, daughter and husband and benefiting from all the recreational amenities and greenway trails that the triangle has to offer.

Ms. Woolard is admitted to practice in North Carolina, as well as in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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