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Practice Areas

  • Patents – Counseling, Prosecution and Appeals
  • Patents – Due Diligence, Freedom to Operate, Opinion Work
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights


t: 855-369-8895

John Owen

Of Counsel


Mr. Owen has prepared and prosecuted a variety of patent, trademark and copyright cases for Coats + Bennett since 1994. His client base ranges from Fortune 500 corporations to the garage inventor, leading to a stimulating array of projects. “My clients are energized by having given birth to novel concepts,” he says, “and my job is to act as their confidante and counselor as that idea becomes reality.” In his more than ten years of practice, Mr. Owen has consistently emphasized that collaboration as he has worked to secure mechanical, electrical and biomedical patents. 

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1996
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, 1998
  • Triangle Intellectual Property Association, Member, 1996
  • NC Bar, Member
  • Patent Bar, Member


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctor – 1996
  • Duke University, Durham
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1983
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science


  • Legal Elite, Business NC magazine