Townsend Belser: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Townsend Belser

Special Counsel
Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone803.771.8900

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Nuclear Energy
 
University Georgia Institute of Technology, B.Ch.E., 1958
 
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University, J.D., 1965
 
Admitted1965, South Carolina; 1974, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit & Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court; United States Patent and Trademark Office
 
Biography

Townsend Belser, Jr., a registered patent attorney, has more than 35 years experience in chemical, nuclear and environmental processes and equipment, semiconductor processes and devices, automotive and other mechanical equipment and devices, and related patent and trademark matters.

Before focusing primarily in Intellectual Property Law in 1978, Mr. Belser's practice included general litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

He was on active duty in the Navy as a naval nuclear propulsion engineer assigned to the Atomic Energy Commission from 1958 to 1962. He then served in the Naval Reserves until 1992, attaining the rank of Captain (O6) in the Judge Advocate General Corps.

Career Highlights

· Certificate of Reactor Engineering, Bettis Reactor Engineering School of Westinghouse Electric Corporation

News

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.

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.

Nexsen Pruet Relocates Charleston Office To Victoria Center
Nexsen Pruet, LLC has relocated its Charleston office to Victoria Center, a 72,000-square-foot Class-A building located in the heart of downtown.

Publications

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- The Venture Capitalist Said "Protectable IP" by Michael Mann
- Challenging Issued Patents After September 16, 2012 by Townsend Belser

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

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

Civic & Professional Memberships

· American Chemical Society

· Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association

 
ISLN909125170
 


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Office Information

Townsend Belser

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201




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