Former Master Inventor At IBM Will Join Law Firm,
Bringing Knowledge Of Intellectual Property And Patents

CARY, N.C. – Coats & Bennett, PLLC, an intellectual property law firm, has announced the hiring of William G. Pagán, an award-winning patent engineer, patent agent, systems management software developer and fourth-year evening student at North Carolina Central School of Law.

Pagán, who has most recently worked at IBM as a Master Inventor, has produced valuable intellectual property for patent protection based on industry trends and strategic goals. His inventions have led to more than 100 patent applications. As a result, IBM awarded Mr. Pagán its 2009 Inventor of the Year at Research Triangle Park. As a patent engineer supporting the monetization of IBM’s vast patent portfolio, Pagán worked on technologies ranging from consumer electronics to industrial equipment to gaming, media and Internet software. Pagán also comes to Coats & Bennett with more than a decade of experience in IBM’s System X server development business where he developed software solutions for individual blade servers, multi-node server clusters and entire datacenter management applications. Pagán’s leadership work on IBM’s Intel-based Thurley platforms in particular won him an Outstanding Achievement Award. Having already earned a master’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University, Pagán is expected to graduate in the top 5% of his class from NCCU School of Law in 2014.

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“We are excited for William to join our team,” said David Bennett, managing partner at Coats & Bennett. “Not only does he have experience as a patent engineer and agent, but we have no doubt that he will be a brilliant lawyer for us upon graduation.”