Intellectual Property Law

An excerpt from Managing Intellectual Property's “IP Stars 2013”

"Some 16 attorneys at the firm handle various degrees of intellectual property work... Nexsen Pruet stands out... preparing and prosecuting patent applications both domestically and abroad."

Nexsen Pruet's Intellectual Property Group represents clients with a broad range of intellectual property issues, including Internet law. They can help your business build and keep its collective know-how, secure rights to its innovations, clarify its message to employees and customers, and develop its reputation, all vital in the new economy.

The attorneys who practice in this area include seasoned patent, trademark and copyright attorneys with a wide array of technical backgrounds and experience. Our lawyers are experienced in acquisition of intellectual property rights, intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. They also have done extensive transactional work, including licensing, technology transfer agreements, employer/employee IP rights agreements, and due diligence and quality valuation related to buying and selling businesses.

Providing a full range of IP legal services

The technological backgrounds and legal experiences of our attorneys provide the skills and insight required to find practical solutions to meet your needs. The firm offers a full range of services in intellectual property law, including:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications around the world
  • Licensing, negotiating and drafting agreements regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and know-how
  • Managing domestic and international patent and trademark portfolios
  • Identifying and protecting trade secrets
  • Identifying trade dress infringement and related unfair competition claims
  • Litigating intellectual property matters through the various court systems and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement claims, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition claims
  • Arbitrating and mediating intellectual property disputes
  • Identifying and protecting critical employee know-how

Nexsen Pruet’s IP team is active in dozens of countries around the world. Our team has filed more than 1,200 international patent applications and more than 750 international trademark applications on behalf of clients.

We can help ensure that your innovations and intellectual property are protected not only here in the United States, but in emerging markets and established economies across the globe. That helps maximize the value of your intellectual property.

Innovation Team

Our intellectual property attorneys are also members of our Innovation Team, which exists to support startup companies. The Innovation Team includes lawyers whose experience touches on virtually every area vital to start-ups, helping young companies overcome challenges, minimize risks and maximize their opportunities for success.

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Diversity

Nexsen Pruet recognizes the importance of having lawyers that reflect the broad diversity within our client base, our jury system, our colleagues, and our community at large.  To that end, we are committed to recruiting minority candidates, reducing minority attrition, supporting minority organizations, and expanding and improving our diversity program.  We also recognize that the pursuit of a diverse workplace is, and should be, ongoing. 

As a means of promoting these interests, we created the Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship Program. Prior to creating the scholarship, we completed a written plan that identified methods by which the firm could recruit, hire, and retain minority lawyers. The plan includes expanding our recruitment efforts to other law schools, increasing recruitment of lateral minority and female candidates, and continuing to develop and enhance our relationships with minority law organizations such as the Black Law Students Association.  Our goal is to identify qualified minority candidates who may be potential members of the firm.

Nexsen Pruet understands the need for and value of increased diversity, and we are strengthening and building upon our commitment to provide an inclusive environment within our firm.  As such, we will maintain a continuing focus on doing whatever we can to achieve the important and necessary goal of diversity.

 

Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship

Strengthening the Lawyers of Tomorrow...Today

   The Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship aims to:  

  • Support diversity within our firm and the bar  
  • Enhance educational opportunities for talented minorities in the field of law  
  • Inform minority law students of opportunities for private practice in the Carolinas   

The Scholarship Program will award $3000 to one or more exceptional first year minority law students planning a career in North or South Carolina.   

All scholarship recipients will be considered for summer employment in one of the Nexsen Pruet offices upon completion of their first year of law school.  Scholarship recipients are invited to re-apply for additional scholarships during their second and third years of law school.   

 Eligible students must be attending one of the following schools:

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Law 
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law 
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Charlotte School of Law