Marc Manos: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Marc Manos

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Assisted Living, Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Facility Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Computer, Internet and Technology
  • Electric Cooperatives
  • Energy Law
  • Energy
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Lender Liability
  • Litigation
University University of Virginia, B.A., 1982; University of South Carolina, M.A., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 1988 Order of the Coif
Admitted1988, South Carolina; 1989, District of Columbia; 1995, North Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Marcus Manos concentrates his practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on complex litigation. Marc's experience includes jury, non-jury and administrative trials, not just litigation. Marc also briefs and argues appeals at every level of the state and federal court systems. Marc's experience includes large numbers of intellectual property, unfair business practices, computer and technology related disputes, state procurement issues, constitutional issues and insurance coverage questions. He also counsels clients on the state procurement process, the contracting for and procurement of technology, and intellectual property protection and licensing.

Marc represents financial institutions in various types of litigation. He has federal and state court experience defending a wide range of lender liability claims. Marc was part of the team that defended one of the largest lender liability claims ever filed in South Carolina when a time share developer sued specialty lender Greyhound Real Estate Finance (now FINOVA) claiming more than $30 million in damages. He has represented national banks, state chartered banks, credit unions and specialty lenders in claims ranging from improper control over the borrower's business to improperly lending money to a fiduciary to RICO and SCUTPA/NCUTPA. He also represents financial institutions in credit reporting based claims and enablement of imposter fraud claims in court. He also handles credit account arbitration claims on behalf of issuing institutions.

Marc also represents plaintiffs and defendants in class action practice in federal and state courts. Marc represents companies, partners and stock holders in shareholder litigation, minority oppression cases, partnership disputes, dissolution actions and securities claims. In addition to securities litigation, Marc represents clients during informal investigations and enforcement proceedings by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission)and the Attorney General of South Carolina acting as Securities Commissioner.

Marc works extensively in the area of public utility law including electric-service rights, eminent domain, pole attachments, easements, service/contact litigation, and all aspects of litigation, regulation and counseling, with an emphasis on cooperative organizations. Marc represents clients before the Public Service Commission and the North Carolina Utilities Commission as a regular part of his practice.

Marc has extensive experience working with multiple listing services on copyright, data protection, technology, contract and antitrust issues. He also represents a number of Realtor® groups.

Marc represents assisted living, nursing home and rehabilitation residential facilities in defending claims by residents/patients. These specialized cases are related to medical malpractice but have very different circumstances, duties and standard of care. Marc has developed knowledge of the state and federal regulatory schemes around these types of care.

Marc has an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell and has been selected by Chambers USA Guide as one of the outstanding commercial litigation practitioners in the Carolinas. Litigation Counsel of America selected Marc as a fellow in 2010. Marc earned a spot as one of South Carolina's Super Lawyers® in 2013.

A native of Mt. Holly, NC, Mr. Manos was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and received an M.A. degree in history from the University of South Carolina. He attended the University of Virginia, School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, the Moot Court Board, the National Moot Court Team, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Mr. Manos is active in his church, politics and various bar associations and committees. He is President of the University Hill Neighborhood Association in Columbia.

Career Highlights

· Argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals to defend an electric cooperative's service to Sandhills School in Lexington County from a challenge by a competing electric utilities service. The Court of Appeals affirmed the Public Service Commission and Circuit Court orders that Marc's client's service was legal and should continue.

· Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers for Business Litigation (2013)

· Listed in Chambers USA - Litigation: General Commercial

Representative Matters


The following examples show the types of cases Marc and his team handle. As the facts of and law applicable to every case differ, past results cannot be used to predict or guarantee future outcomes.

8/2011, Marc Manos working with attorneys from Rogers Towers PA of Jacksonville, FL tried a trademark infringement case to a jury in U.S. District Court, Florence Division representing the franchisees of a national restaurant chain. The jury found that there was no infringement of the 34 registered marks used by the franchisees and found for the competing restaurant on one counterclaim. The case settled while on appeal to the Fourth Circuit.

7/2011, Marc Manos and Manton Grier, Jr. working with Rogers Towers PA of Jacksonville, FL represented two South Carolina franchisees of a national restaurant chain in a U.S. District Court trademark dispute with another restaurant. On cross motions for summary judgment, the franchisees' claims survived for trial and the counterclaim of the competing restaurant under the SC Unfair Trade Practices Act was dismissed as a matter of law.

7/2009, Marc Manos with extensive support from a team of other Nexsen Pruet attorneys, settled a minority shareholder action after five days of mediation spread over a month. A highly experienced mediator provided invaluable assistance to the parties as well. The case involved a large number of corporations and limited liability companies in two states owned by a group of family members. Nexsen Pruet represented the plaintiff shareholder/member who had been gradually excluded from the businesses over several years. The case involved the use of valuation, real estate and forensic accounting experts and the analysis of a very large number of hard copy and electronic records.

2/2009, Marc Manos with assistance from Manton Grier, Jr. represented the prevailing vendor for state funded closed captioning for local news broadcasts for the hearing impaired in a contract controversy filed before the Chief Procurement Officer for Information Technology. After an all day hearing, the client prevailed keeping the contract with potential revenue of more than $2,700,000.

1/2009, Marc Manos and Manton Grier, Jr. tried a two day protest before the Procurement Review Panel related to the Higher Education Commission's RFP for a Course Articulation and Transfer System. The computerized system was to assist four and two year colleges and universities across South Carolina with the increasing number of transfer students. Marc and Manton represented an unsuccessful offeror. The Panel held, over the dissent of Dr. Mark Hartley, that the various items required to be in the system were not actual requirements in a solutions based procurement and upheld the original award.

12/2008, Marc Manos represented the successful vendor for state funded closed captioning for local news broadcasts for the hearing impaired in a protest filed by the incumbent vendor, South Carolina Association for the Deaf before the Procurement Review Panel. The Panel granted Marc's client's motion to dismiss the claim leaving the contract valued at over $2,700,000 with Marc's client.

7/2008, Marc Manos and Manton Grier, Jr. represented CNH New Holland, LLC (New Holland Tractor Division) in a procurement protest brought by the State rejecting two of three New Holland bids on the five year lawn and landscaping equipment contract. New Holland bid on behalf of all its dealers and local governments. Universities and school districts could use the approved vendors as well as all state agencies. After a trial, the Chief Procurement Officer ruled that New Holland must be included in the list of approved vendors on all of its bids.

5/2008, Ben Kahn and Brooks Bossong of the Greensboro office involved Marc Manos in complex counterclaims brought by a hotel owner in Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina. While Ben and Brooks handled most of the work, Marc briefed and argued the motion to dismiss the RICO counterclaims brought against Nexsen Pruet's lender client. The Bankruptcy Court dismissed all the counterclaims with prejudice, including the multi-million dollar claim asserted under RICO.

5/2008, Marc Manos and David Black won a directed verdict at the trial of a trespass action against their client, Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc., in Edgefield County. The case involved a challenge to an important line easement along a U.S. highway.

3/2008, Marc Manos, David Black and John Tiencken drafted and filed an Amicus Brief for the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., portions of which the court used in its opinion in City of Newbery v. Newberry Elec. Coop., Inc., 2008-UP-200 (S.C. Ct. App. March 24, 2008).

1/2008, Marc Manos and Manton Grier settled a substantial corporate and accounting breach of fiduciary duty and malpractice suit during the first week of trial in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

7/2007, Marc Manos and a team of procurement law attorneys successfully defended the multi-million dollar award for development of the South Carolina Family Court Case Management and Child Support Enforcement Computer System before the Chief Procurement Office for Technology and on de novo review by the South Carolina Procurement Review Panel.

4/2007, Marc Manos briefed and argued an appeal regarding the electric service rights of an electric cooperative in City of Camden v. Fairfield Elec. Coop., Inc., 643 S.E.2d 687 (S.C. 2007).

2/2007, Marc Manos briefed and argued an important appeal of summary judgment against a class action seeking market wage hourly rates for prisoners in a prison work program. This client avoided claims for millions of dollars when the Supreme Court of South Carolina affirmed summary judgment. Williams v. South Carolina Dept. of Corrections and Williams Technologies, Inc., 641 S.E.2d 885 (S.C. 2007).

1/2007, Marc Manos with the assistance of Michael Elvin represented Petroleum Traders, Inc. in its objection to the South Carolina low sulfur diesel contract. The objections were over ruled by the Procurement Review Panel and the new contract proceeded. In Re: Appeal of Petroleum Traders, Case No. 2006-8 (S.C. Procure. Rev. Panel, Jan. 27, 2007).

10/2005, Marc Manos and David Black successfully defended the award of the multi-million dollar contract to manage the State's Employee Insurance Program Pharmacy Benefit Program before the Chief Procurement Officer and the South Carolina Procurement Review Panel. In Re: Protest of Express Scripts, Inc., Order No. 2005-8 (S.C. Proc. Rev. Panel Oct. 6, 2005).

10/2005, Marc Manos and Manton Grier, Jr. led a Nexsen Pruet team to a successful verdict after a three-and-a-half week trial on behalf of a terminated heavy truck dealership. The verdict was reversed by the Fourth Circuit two years later because it was based on a South Carolina statute but the offending conduct occurred in Georgia. Carolina Trucks & Equipment, Inc. v. Volvo Trucks of North America, Inc., 492 F.3d 484 (4th Cir. 2007).

9/2005, Marc Manos, David Black and a Nexsen Pruet team convinced the Procurement Review Panel to reverse a Chief Procurement Officer order, awarding the firm's health care industry client a major state contract for pharmacy benefit management.

6/2005, Marc Manos, Angus Macaulay and Amy Geddes worked as a team to represent a lending institution in a complex, multi-party lawsuit related to the bank's loans to two trusts. After winning summary judgment on one of the two claims against the bank, two days of mediation resulted in a global settlement.

4/2005, Marc Manos and David Black briefed and Marc Manos argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals regarding the right of Aiken Electric Cooperative to provide electric service to Sandhills School in Lexington County. Aiken Electric Cooperative won before the Public Service Commission, the Circuit Court and those victories were affirmed by the Court of Appeals in Unpublished Op. No. 2005-UP-292.

3/2005, Marc Manos led the trial team on behalf of the House of Perfection in a copyright/trade dress defense in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Manhattan. Rich Mandaro of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein worked with Marc on the trial in March of 2004. In March 2005, the Court granted, in part, motions for judgment as a matter of law and for a new trial. A settlement was reached prior to the new trial.

10/2004, Marc Manos and a team of Nexsen Pruet attorneys represented a software developer in litigation over the Sumter Criminal Justice Network. They assisted the client in negotiating a settlement ending years of litigation with limited expense.

10/2004, Marc Manos and his team represented one of a group of Defendants in successfully mediating a settlement of an unauthorized facsimile advertising class action. The case involved multiple parties and insurance claims. Order Approving Settlement dated October 5, 2004.

8/2004, Marc Manos led a Nexsen Pruet team in a marathon 17 hours procurement protest hearing protesting the award of the State Employee Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract. A later settlement resulted in the contract being awarded to Nexsen Pruet's client. CPO Decisions; "The State".

7/2004, Marc Manos and David Black represented Palmetto Unilect LLC in an appeal of the award of the statewide voting machine contract. After losing at the CPO level, the Procurement Review Panel found that Palmetto Unilect could not proceed with its administrative review because the CPO received the electronic filing after 5 PM on the last day it was due, even though the electronic filing left the filing system well before 5 PM and was received by the counsel for the CPO before 5 PM. In Re: Protest of Palmetto Unilect, LLC, Case No. 2004-6 (S.C. Procure. Rev. Panel, July 1, 2004).

5/2004, Marc Manos successfully defended a protest of the award of the South Carolina Child Support Enforcement System Project Management Services Contract before the Information and Technology Management Office, Chief Procurement Officer.

8/2003, Marc Manos argued and briefed the case where the Supreme Court of South Carolina found that no tort of aiding and abetting credit identity theft exists in South Carolina. Huggins v. Citibank, N.A., 355 S.C. 329, 585 S.E.2d 575.

9/2003, Marc Manos and a team of Nexsen Pruet attorneys and paralegals successfully settled a troubling food industry trademark case for his client, Mitchum, Inc., in a New York mediation. The case involved alleged misuse of a potato chip/snack brand mark and involved serious issues of insurance coverage. Bob Kelly of McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney worked with Marc on defending this case in the United States District Court, Newark, New Jersey.

11/2002, Marc Manos and a team of Nexsen Pruet lawyers represented the State of South Carolina in its challenge to the constitutionality of federal laws requiring the state to implement a certain type of child support data processing system costing tens of millions of dollars. After a successful preliminary injunction hearing, the district court ruled against the State on the merits. The Fourth Circuit affirmed, finding the federal requirements could be attached as a condition of federal funding for Temporary Aid to Needy Families. Hodges v. Thompson, 311 F.3d 316 (4th Cir. 2002).

1/2002, Using the good offices of Florence, South Carolina mediator, J. Boone Aiken, III, Marc Manos assisted a major national bank client in settling a case involving a failed automated loan processing system development project brought by Affinity Processing Corporation.

8/2001, Without resort to mediation, a Nexsen Pruet team led by Marc Manos negotiated a settlement on behalf of a major New York savings and loan in failed computer system project litigation with Columbia, South Carolina software developer, Policy Management Systems Corporation (now CSC).

8/2001, Marc Manos led the appellate team which argued and briefed Unisys Corporation v. South Carolina Budget & Control Board, 346 S.C. 158, 551 S.E.2d 263 (2001). The landmark decision firmly established the statutory, exclusive remedy for government procurement cases in South Carolina. Nexsen Pruet represented the governmental entities against a claim by Unisys Corporation that contract language could create an alternate in-court remedy.

9/1999, Marc Manos represented the majority partners in an apartment development project in an action for an accounting and alleged breaches of duty against the minority partner. The accounting action lasted a week before a special master. At trial, the District Court granted a directed verdict to the majority partners. The Fourth Circuit affirmed. Williams v. Sandman, 187 F.3d 379 (4th Cir. 1999).

4/1999, Marc Manos led a Nexsen Pruet trial team in an expedited trial of a trademark challenge in the United States District Court, Charleston, South Carolina. Nexsen Pruet successfully defended Beaufort, South Carolina/Savannah, Georgia furniture retailer, Mama's Used Furniture, from an injunction and damages claim, which would have destroyed its business. The Plaintiff, Palmetto Ford d/b/a Mama's Used Cars, pursued an aggressive case.

4/1998, A Nexsen Pruet team led by Marc Manos prevailed on summary judgment for their client, James Albergotti, on trademark and related unfair competition claims brought by America's Steak Expert, Inc. in the United States District Court, Sumter, South Carolina.

1/1998, Marc Manos assisted Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, Inc. in settling its claims against the developer related to a system development project for Mid-Carolina's operational and customer service software.

8/1997, Marc Manos announced a favorable settlement of children's clothing copyright/trade dress litigation for his client, Baby Superstore (now Babies R Us). J. Mark Smith of Pittenger & Smith, P.C. worked with Marc on this case pending in the United States District Court, Denver, Colorado. Chung Kai Industries d/b/a C.K. Enterprises v. Baby Superstore.

2/1995, Marc Manos argued and briefed the case where the Supreme Court of South Carolina abolished the torts of alienation of affection and criminal conversation. Russo v. Sutton, 317 S.C. 441, 454 S.E.2d 895.

9/1994, Marc Manos briefed and argued an appeal from a successful verdict for a class pension beneficiaries represented by Tom Stephenson at trial. The Fourth Circuit disagreed with the verdict and reversed finding the class had no right to be paid accrued benefits under ERISA. Freeman v. Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund, 32 F.3d 90 (4th Cir. 1994).

1989-1991, Marc Manos successfully tried and defended on an appeal a case where the Ku Klux Klan challenged the Town of Pelion's refusal to admit the Ku Klux Klan to the annual Christmas Parade. The jury and appellate court found the Town of Pelion's decision justified under applicable law. Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Invisible Empire, Inc. v. Stuart, 934 F.2d 318 (4th Cir. 1991) (Unpublished opinion).

Reported Decisions

Darrell Williams, Class Representative, et al. v. South Carolina Department of Corrections and Williams Technologies, Inc. (2007)

Appeal of Petroleum Traders; PRP # 2006-8; IFB #07-S7324 (2007)

City of Camden v. Fairfield Elec. Co-op., Inc., 372 S.C. 543, 643 S.E.2d 587 (2007)

Huggins v. Citibank, N.A., 355 S.C. 329, 585 S.E.2d 275 (2003).

Hodges v. Thompson, 311 F.3d 316 (4th Cir. 2002).

Unisys Corp. v. South Carolina Budget and Control Bd. Div. of General Services, Information Technology Office, 346 S.C. 158, 551 S.E.2d 263 (2001).

U-Neek, Inc. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 147 F.Supp.2d 158, 2001 Copr.L.Dec. P 28,272 (S.D.N.Y. 2001).

Hodges v. Shalala, 127 F.Supp.2d 790 (D.S.C. 2001).

Hodges v. Shalala, 121 F.Supp.2d 854 (D.S.C. 2000).

Williams v. Sandman, 187 F.3d 379, 39 U.C.C. Rep. Serv.2d 591 (4th Cir. 1999).

Republic Leasing Co., Inc. v. Haywood, 329 S.C. 562, 495 S.E.2d 804 (Ct. App. 1998), vacated, 335 S.C. 207, 516 S.E.2d 441 (1999).

Hawkins v. Greenwood Dev. Corp., 328 S.C. 585, 493 S.E.2d 875 (Ct. App. 1997).

ML-Lee Acquisition Fund, LP v. Deloitte & Touche, 320 S.C. 143, 463 S.E.2d 618 (Ct.App. 1995), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 327 S.C. 238, 489 S.E.2d 470 (1997).

Knotts v. Williams, 319 S.C. 473, 462 S.E.2d 288 (1995).

Russo v. Sutton, 317 S.C. 441, 454 S.E.2d 895 (1995).

Schlumberger Industries, Inc. v. National Sur. Corp., 36 F.3d 1274, 30 Fed.R.Serv.3d 729 (4th Cir. 1994).

Freeman v. Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund, 32 F.3d 90, 18 Employee Benefits Cas. 1870 (4th Cir. 1994).

Russo v. Sutton, 310 S.C. 200, 422 S.E.2d 750 (1992).

Sangamo Weston, Inc. v. National Sur. Corp., 307 S.C. 143, 414 S.E.2d 127 (1992).

Shelby Mut. Ins. Co. v. Askins, 307 S.C. 81, 413 S.E.2d 855 (Ct. App.1992).

In re: Protest of Express Scripts, Inc, South Carolina Procurement Review Panel Decisions, Case No. 2005-8 (October 7, 2005)

In Re: Protest of Palmetto Unilect, LLC; Diebold Election Systems; iPServices, LLC; Maximus, Inc.; and Election Systems & Software, Inc. Appeal of Palmetto Unilect; Diebold Election Systems; and Election Systems & Software, Inc., South Carolina Procurement Decisions, Case No. 2004-6 (July 1, 2004).

In Re: Protest of Smith Setzer & Sons, Inc., South Carolina Procurement Decisions, Case No. 1990-2 (February 22, 1990).

In Re: Protest of Smith Setzler & Sons, Inc., South Carolina Procurement Decisions, Case No. 1989-21 (January 4, 1990).


Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top in the Carolinas; Legal Guide Recognizes Sixteen Attorneys and Six Practice Areas
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce its ranking in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners USA.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers® List for South Carolina
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce the attorneys who have been listed in the 2013 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®.

"MLSs mulling copyright enforcement group to go after 'data pirates'"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Marc Manos talks to Inman News about combating "data pirates" who use information from Multiple Listing Service databases without permission.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys and Practice Groups Ranked Among Top in the Carolinas
Nexsen Pruet attorneys and practice areas have been recognized by a leading legal directory in both North and South Carolina.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys and Practice Groups Rated Among Top in the Carolinas
The newly released 2011 edition of Chambers USA lists fourteen attorneys as "Leaders in their Field" and gives high marks to the firm in six practice areas.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys and Practice Groups Rated Among Top in South Carolina
A leading legal directory has ranked Nexsen Pruet attorneys and practices among the top in South Carolina.

Nexsen Pruet Earns Designation as 'Midlands Green Business'
Nexsen Pruet has earned designation as a Midlands Green Business, joining other Columbia-area organizations that are committed to environmentally responsible practices in the workplace.

Client Alert: Act Now To Protect Trademarks On Facebook
The popular social networking site Facebook recently announced that starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 13, users could create personalized URLs for their pages. This poses a potential threat to trademark owners, who should act immediately to protect their rights.

Legal Directory Publisher Ranks Four Nexsen Pruet Practice Areas Among Top in State; Eleven Attorneys Rated for Excellence
The 2009 edition of Chambers USA ranks four of Nexsen Pruet's practice areas and eleven attorneys among the best in South Carolina.

Intellectual Property Group Recognized in Leading Trade Publication
Nexsen Pruet announced today that it has been recognized in "Who Protects Innovation in America 2008" by IP Law & Business.

Legal Directory Publisher Ranks 11 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys for Excellence; Four Practice Areas Rated Among Top in State


Solutions-Based Procurement: A Change in Protests of Awards
Beginning around 2004, the South Carolina Information Technology Management Office ("ITMO") began looking at a "solutions-based" procurement model. ITMO believed that many government agencies over-specified their requests for technology solutions. The end result could be denying the agencies the benefit of contractors' flexibility and expertise in designing the best and least expensive solutions. In other words, the specifications might be stifling the offerors' creative ability to propose solutions.

The Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review
This issue of the Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review includes:
- "Challenging Policyholder Claims for Bad Faith and Punitive Damages" for North Carolina
- "Combating Policyholder Bad Faith and Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Claims" for South Carolina

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- The Patent Reform Act of 2010
- Notable IP Group Activities
- The Transformative Obama "Hope" Poster Fair Use or an Infringing Derivative Work?

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- Court Applies "Reasonableness" Standard to Invention Assignment
- I Lost Fifty Pounds Using This Product!!!
- Why Should Cash-Strapped Start-Up Companies Spend Money on IP Attorneys?

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- South Carolina and The Wind Energy Debate
- Virtual Mediation
- Damages in Patent Cases
- Liability Risks for Corporate Networking Websites

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains articles related to:
1. Trademark Protection in NC Under State Statutes
2. Using a Trademark in Commerce
3. Damages in Patent Cases, Part 2 of 3

Fiduciary Duty Newsletter - April 2009
The Nexsen Pruet Fiduciary Duty & Trade Secret Newsletter deals with topics of current interest in these two areas of the law that are critical to businesses and the people who manage, own, and direct businesses.

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains articles related to:
1) The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (a.k.a. PRO-IP Act)
2) Damages in Patent Cases, Part 1 of 3
3) Non-traditional Trademarks and Servicemarks

Procurement Law Update - January 2007
Procurement Laws Revamped: Changes impact how businesses do work with state and contract dispute process.

Don't Have a Loose Stick in that Bundle of Rights
A CLE seminar presented by the North Carolina Association of Realtors.

Advanced Trial Advocacy In SC Pt. 1
Presented at the National Business Institute.

Advanced Trial Advocacy In SC Pt. 2
Presented at the National Business Institute.

Trade Dress Protection and Pet Rocks: Are Both Just History?

When Fairness Can Lead to the Unfair: Preventing the Use of Tort Remedies for Breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing from Defeating Contractual Terms and Allocations of Risk

By the Way, is That a Good or a Service? Software Implementation Projects Litigation: Contracts with a Techno Twist

A Primer on Software Litigation
An introduction to common issues in computer litigation.

International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
An overview of issues of protection for trade secrets, trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents, and domain names from infringement, pirating, and misappropriation which are vital concerns for a company involved in export and import activities.

Intellectual Property Law In Cyberspace

Basic Issues of Jurisdiction and Procedure in Intellectual Property
An outline of basic jurisdictional and procedural issues common to intellectual property litigation.


Legal Seminar for the Council of Multiple Listing Services, CLE program: "Cooperation and Communication Among Industry Participants in Dealing with Pirates"; General meeting of the Council, "Are the Cows out of the Barn or can MLS Still Protect Against Data Piracy?," September 2012.

National Business Institute Seminar, "Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know," Columbia Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, November 11, 2010.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· Litigation Counsel of America

· American Bar Association

· Carolina Association of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Attorneys

· Defense Research Institute

· North Carolina Bar Association

· South Carolina Bar

· The District of Columbia Bar

· Electric Cooperative Bar Association


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