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Gavin Parsons

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Gavin Parsons is a widely experienced commercial litigator who represents clients across numerous industries in high exposure civil litigation in state and federal courts, and the North Carolina Business Court. View Bio

Eli Sheets

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Focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications.  Previously worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner and also worked as a patent attorney for law offices in Minnesota and Washington D.C.  Received his Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  View Bio
* Member of Virginia and Washington D.C. State Bars. Not licensed in North Carolina.

Ed Roney

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Broad range of legal experience including IP licensing and litigation, inter partes review proceedings, US/foreign patent preparation/prosecution, portfolio management and corporate transactions. Founder of a fabless semiconductor company providing baseband chips and software to leading cellular handset manufacturers. Held engineering and management positions at Motorola, including representing Motorola on various industry standards committees and managing the development of Motorola’s first digital cellular handset products. View Bio
* Member of Illinois State Bar. Not licensed in North Carolina

David Krasnow

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Distinguished patent attorney with nearly 30 years of experience representing clients in complex chemical patent matters. Concentrations include polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, optics, ocular science, pharmaceuticals, industrial gases, raw and specialty chemicals, coatings, refractory materials, material deposition, medical devices, and many other fields. View Bio

Brandee Woolard

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Focuses on patent preparation and prosecution of telecommunication and networked technologies. Received her Juris Doctor with honors from Duke University and graduated Valedictorian of her class at North Carolina State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. View Bio

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William Pagan

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Award-winning patent attorney & nationally-recognized engineer. Tech-industry veteran with nearly 15 years of experience in server development, systems management software, & corporate IP roles. Master Inventor at IBM with 130 patent applications. Technical expertise in software, computers, telecommunications, consumer electronics, systems management, & related fields. J.D., Summa Cum Laude & Valedictorian, from NCCU Law (Evening Program). B.S. & M.S. degrees in Computer Science.   View Bio

Anthony Biller

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Full time litigator with over 20 years experience; North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law; represents clients in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and related disputes in courts throughout US. Also advises on managing intellectual property assets and serves as adjunct professor teaching intellectual property litigation. View Bio

Jennifer Stewart

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Extensive background in systems engineering and fiber optics. Holds a master’s of science in electrical engineering. Nearly a decade of patent preparation and prosecution experience, with particular emphasis in the telecommunications industry. View Bio

John Owen

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Has prepared and prosecuted a wide variety of patent, trademark and copyright cases. Clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals. Specializes in mechanical, electrical and biomedical technology protection.
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Justin Leonard

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Substantial technical background in electrical and computer engineering, including digital systems design, telecommunications, and software development. Specializes in patent preparation, prosecution, and invalidity/non-infringement, and provides counsel in all areas of IP. View Bio

David Kalish

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Extensive experience in patent preparation, prosecution, and freedom-to-practice/clearance opinions for mechanical, electromechanical and computer related arts. Analyzes and communicates the business implications of patent law. View Bio

Stephen Herrera

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Over 14 years of industry experience in software engineering and telecommunications. Specializes in software and telecommunications systems, as well as mechanical systems. Experienced in patent preparation, prosecution, trademarks, copyrights, and non-infringement opinions. View Bio

Edward Green

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Electrical Engineer for 15 years, designed digital circuits including SPARC® and PowerPC® processors, memory controllers, video, data acquisition and communications systems, and software. Extensive patent experience in telecommunications, semiconductors, robotics, and processor architecture. View Bio

Larry Coats

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Written and prosecuted over 1000 patent applications. 35 years of experience in all areas of intellectual property. Has argued numerous patent cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. View Bio

David Bennett

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Over 30 years' experience in intellectual property law. Provides representation at both trial and appellate court levels, and includes multi-party proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office. Concentrates primarily in telecommunications, networking, computer technology, and software. View Bio

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