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Anthony Biller Mentioned in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Anthony Biller, Member at C&B, is mentioned in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly acticle, “Everyone’s Carolina”

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Anthony Biller Mentioned in Triangle Business Journal

Anthony Biller, Member at C&B, is mentioned in Triangle Business Journal acticle, “Cary company files trade secrets suit agains newly formed competitor.”

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Will Pagan Keynote Speaker at NC Society of Hispanic Professionals Event

Coats + Bennett, PLLC is pleased to announce that distinguished attorney, William G. Pagán, was the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals Meet & Greet, Wednesday August 23, 2017 at the NCCU School of Law, Durham NC.

Mr. Pagán graduated Summa Cum Laude from NCCU Law as Valedictorian of their evening program, and also holds Masters and Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science.  He is an award-winning Patent Attorney, nationally-recognized engineer, tech-industry veteran, former IBM Master Inventor, valedictorian, pro-bono volunteer, and private pilot.

In 2007, he received a Luminary Award at the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Conference, and a Star Award from the Distributed Management Task Force.  He is also a life member of the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers.  Mr. Pagán has won numerous awards for patent leadership and frequently mentored other technical staff on successful inventing and creative collaboration techniques.

Mr. Pagán 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. 

Coats + Bennett, PLLC Ranked in Nation’s Top 10 for Pre-Appeal Brief Success

CARY, N.C. – Coats + Bennett, PLLC, an intellectual property law firm, is ranked in the top ten among all law firms that practice patent law for their success with Pre-Appeal Brief conferences according to Juristat.  A pre-appeal brief conference allows a patent applicant who has received a final rejection from the Patent Office to have a formal review of their pending application and the final rejection.  The conference provides for a review without having to prepare a formal appeal brief and enter into the lengthy formal appeal process.  When successful, the conference provides significant time and cost savings for the patent applicant.

 “Our experiences with Pre-Appeal Brief conferences have been very positive” stated David Kalish, the managing member at Coats + Bennett.  “We have been able to secure meaningful patent protection for our clients without having to incur the cost of a full appeal process and without having to wait the 2+ years it normally takes to complete the full appeal process.”

Coats + Bennett specializes in patent application and prosecution practice.  They have 14 registered patent attorneys and agents who work in a wide variety of technical fields, with particular emphasis in electrical, computer, mechanical, and chemical arts.

David Kalish and John Owen Receive Legal Elite Nod from Business NC Magazine

Chosen by the state’s lawyers, the legal elite listing recognizes NC's top attorneys

Coats + Bennett, P.L.L.C. is proud to announce that members David Kalish and John Owen have both been recognized as Business North Carolina's 2017 Legal Elite in Intellectual Property Law.  The honor, voted on by their peers, recognizes the top attorneys in business-related categories. Every active lawyer in the state of NC is allowed to participate in the voting and those attorneys that earn the highest votes for the year are moved into the Hall of Fame. Mr. Kalish and Mr. Owen were elected to the list ranking top attorneys in the Intellectual Property category. In addition, three Coats and Bennett attorneys are listed in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame for Intellectual Property, David Krasnow (2010), Anthony Biller (2013), and Larry Coats (2014).


Coats + Bennett, P.L.L.C is a full service intellectual property law firm with extensive experience across a range of technologies and businesses. Our areas of practice include patent and other intellectual property litigationpatent application preparation and prosecutiontrademarks, copyrightslicensingtrade secretsinternet and domain name disputes.

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