Sara C. Kanos is an intellectual property attorney who represents businesses and individuals. Having always divided her practice between the prosecution and litigation of intellectual property, Sara's clients benefit from her well-rounded experience. She handles a variety of matters involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and internet law. In addition to assisting clients in securing and enforcing patents, and trademark and copyright registrations, Sara provides due diligence and analysis of patentability, trademark clearance, infringement and permissive use issues. Sara also has experience in licensing and contractual issues relating to intellectual property.
A native of Bergamo, Italy, Sara is fluent in Italian. After moving from Italy, Sara made South Carolina her home. She received a B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry from Furman University. While attending Furman University, Sara became familiar with analytical chemistry instrumentation, synthesized anti-tumor drugs, and led teams in synthesizing DNA-interactive molecules.
Sara is now active in the Greenville, SC community where she lives with her husband and children. She is also a member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the Greenville County Bar. Sara actively participates in InnoVenture, InnoMobility and related conferences. She is also a graduate of Leadership Greenville, and currently serves on the board of the Greek Orthodox Church Troupe Adelphia.
Speaking & Writing
Sara is an author and lecturer on IP-related issues.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
More than anything, Sara enjoys her family outside of the firm. Moving to the U.S. as a child, her immediate and extended family are small but extremely close. She has a passion for cooking authentic Italian with the help of recipes handed down from prior generations.
Although she loves experiencing new places, her favorite places to travel are the beaches of South Carolina. To her, nothing compares to a good meal, good conversation and a view of the ocean.