Coats & Bennett, PLLC, an intellectual property law firm located in Cary, North Carolina, has announced that John Owen has been elected to the 2016 Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine.  Mr. Owen has previously earned this distinction eight times.  Legal Elite is an annual survey by Business North Carolina magazine asking the state’s lawyers who they consider to be the best in their field in 14 business-related specialties. Of the thousands practicing in the state, less than 3% are selected as Elite.

Mr. Owen has been with Coats & Bennett since 1996.  His client base ranges from Fortune 500 corporations to the garage inventor.  In his almost twenty years of practice, Mr. Owen has worked on a variety of mechanical, electrical and biomedical patents.  He is a strong believer that his job is to act as the confidante and counselor of inventors as their ideas become reality.

“I am extremely proud of my friend and business partner for receiving this honor,” said David Bennett, managing partner for Coats & Bennett. “John is always striving to provide the highest quality work for the benefit of his clients. That his peers recognize this and selected him among the 2016 Legal Elite for IP Law is a testament not only to the service he provides his clients, but to his standing in the legal community.”

In addition to Mr. Owen, David Bennett has also previously been elected to Legal Elite.  Larry Coats has been elected to Legal Elite several times and has now been entered into the Legal Elite Hall of Fame – an honor which is awarded to those who receive the most votes in a particular category, and they are no longer eligible for the annual list.

Mr. Owen’s full bio can be viewed here.

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