Coats & Bennett, PLLC, is pleased to announce that David Krasnow has joined the firm.  Mr. Krasnow’s experience spans a variety of technical areas and includes providing counsel on patent issues involving polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, optics, ocular science, pharmaceuticals, industrial gases, raw and specialty chemicals, coatings, refractory materials, material deposition, medical devices, and many other fields.

Mr. Krasnow has significant experience with matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Over a career spanning nearly 30 years, Dave has handled virtually every aspect of patent issues – from prosecution to due diligence to rendering all varieties of intellectual property opinions.  Dave is well-versed in issues related to invalidity and infringement as well as advising clients on valuation matters in complex merger, acquisition, divestiture, and initial public offering activities. 

“Dave Krasnow is a great addition to our firm,” states David Kalish, Managing Member.  “His experience in a wide range of patent issues builds on the strength of our already strong team.  His knowledge in chemistry will also bolster our technical abilities to serve a wide range of clients.”

Mr. Krasnow frequently speaks on matters related to his IP practice and has taught advanced patent law courses at the University of North Carolina and lectured annually at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is active in a number of professional organizations and founded the Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association in Raleigh, and twice served as its President.  He has authored a number of publications regarding his experience in patent law and was recognized for his vast achievements with the induction into the NC Business Legal Elite Hall of Fame in 2010.

Dave earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Southampton College of Long Island University in New York and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia.