Coats & Bennett, PLLC, an intellectual property law firm located in Cary, North Carolina, is pleased to announce that Eli Sheets has joined the firm as an attorney for its patent practice.  Mr. Sheets’ experience spans a variety of technologies and business sectors, including advanced wireless communications systems, processors and semiconductor devices, software, and e-commerce.

“Mr. Sheets is a great addition to our firm,” states David Bennett, Managing Member.  “His experience in the preparation and prosecution of both domestic and international patent applications within a wide variety of industries builds on the strength of our already strong team.”

Mr. Sheets has significant experience with matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, having previously worked for the agency a patent examiner.  Additionally, he has worked as a patent attorney for law offices in Minnesota and Washington D.C.  Through his roles, he has helped companies of all sizes to obtain protection for their intellectual property and to maximize the value of these assets.  In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Mr. Sheets has significant experience advising clients regarding threatened or ongoing litigation, business formation, negotiation, IP valuation, and licensing.

“Clients clearly trust the proven technical prowess and legal experience of the Coats & Bennett team to help them confidently navigate the often confusing legal and regulatory landscape surrounding intellectual property,” states Mr. Sheets.  “I am proud to be the newest addition to such a respected group of attorneys and look forward to working diligently and creatively to ensure our clients reach their unique business goals by effectively tackling the complex problems that often arise at the intersection of law and technology.”

Mr. Sheets obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of New Hampshire School Of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review

Mr. Sheets’ full bio can be viewed here.