B. B. Olive (Deceased 2014)

B. B. Olive (Deceased 2014): Attorney with Olive & Olive, P.A. AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Tau Beta Pi; Pi Mu Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Xi. Recipient: Duke University Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, 1970 and Trustee Recognition, 1983; Governor's Volunteer Award, 1980; Duke University Hall Century Club, 1999; Duke Forest Clarence F. Korstian Award, Duke University, 2004. Author: "Acquiring and Establishing Proprietary Rights," North Carolina Bar Association Institute, 1960; "Transportation Policy and Energy Considerations," Energy Technologies and Policies for North Carolina, 1978; "Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights For The Entrepreneur," Duke University Conference on Entrepreneurship, 1986. Adjunct Professor in Engineering and Patent Law, Duke University, 1957-1972; Chairman, Duke University Alumni Committee on Publications, 1963-1964. President, Duke Engineering Alumni Association, 1964-1965. Member, North Carolina Academy of Science, 1977-1982. Board Member, Council For Entrepreneurial Development, 1985-1987. Secretary/Director, Member Executive Committee, Triangle Land Conservancy, 1983-1988 and 1990-1994. Board Member and Member, Development Committee, Durham Historic Preservation Society, 1993-1998.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Patents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
919-683-5514  Phone
University Attended:
Duke University, B.S.E.E., with honors, 1948
Law School Attended:
The Pennsylvania State College; St. John's University, LL.B., 1953; J.D., 1968
Year of First Admission:
1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1958, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina; 1953, New York; 1956, North Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court
Durham County, North Carolina (Member and Chairman, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee, 1966-1968) Bar Associations; Fourteenth Judicial District and The North Carolina State Bars; Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association (Member, Board of Managers, 1980-1982, 1987-1990. Member, Fourteenth Judicial District Grievance Committee, 1993-1995; North Carolina Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Long Range Planning and Publication Committees, 1994-1998; Program chairman and Newsletter Editor, Senior Lawyers Division, 1990-1998; Member and Legal Subcommittee Co-Chair, North Carolina Biotechnology Center Advisory Council, 1995).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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