CARY, N.C. (February 8, 2011) – Coats & Bennett, PLLC, an intellectual property law firm in Cary, NC, announced the addition of Timothy Bradley to its electrical engineering practice group. Mr. Bradley joins the firm effective January 31.

Mr. Bradley comes from a well-respected intellectual property law firm in Michigan, where he focused on patent preparation and prosecution, patentability and freedom to operate searches, and gained significant experience coordinating foreign patent prosecution. Mr. Bradley holds a degree from the University of Notre Dame in Computer Engineering and has industry experience working as a software engineer. Mr. Bradley leverages this background in his work as a patent attorney, where he handles matters involving a wide range of technologies, including avionics, wireless lighting systems, and computer software.

“Tim represents a valuable addition to our electrical engineering practice group,” said Michael Murphy, a Coats & Bennett member. “Tim has a demonstrated ability to understand complex inventions, supported by good industry experience and an impressive academic background.”

An active member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest business technology association, Bradley is looking forward to embracing the Triangle intellectual property community.

Mr. Bradley obtained his Juris Doctor at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit,   MI. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina and in Michigan, and is registered with the USPTO.

“I’ve seen first-hand and enjoyed the benefits of working with a successful mid-size IP firm,” said Bradley. “Client interaction and the ability to work on highly technical, complex legal issues are what I’m most looking forward to as a new associate with the firm.”

About Coats & Bennett

Coats & Bennett, PLLC, is one of the most established full service intellectual property law firms in the Southeast. Located in Cary, North Carolina, the firm provides a comprehensive range of intellectual property legal services including litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, trade secrets, and related matters throughout the U.S. and worldwide.  With a reputation as a trusted, experienced and effective resource for businesses and individuals in need of IP counsel, Coats & Bennett delivers quality work to local clients and Fortune 500 companies alike.