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Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Recognized prowess in the intellectual property field, with particular strength in patent and trademark issues. Handles patent prosecution, licensing and enforcement matters. Deep bench with experience handling portfolios on behalf of national and international clients.

Strengths

"Their services are professional, efficient and timely, both in terms of advice and opinion as well as implementation," reports one source.

Another interviewee comments: "They have an excellent understanding of our technologies and always provide clear, thoughtful advice on how we should proceed with prosecution."

Notable practitioners

Chris Humphrey draws upon his background in chemical engineering in his handling of highly technical patent prosecutions. He offers significant experience in matters with cross-border elements.

John Morrow wins praise for his strength in intellectual property litigation.
"He is incredibly efficient, professional and I would highly recommend him. It has been a pleasure to work with him."

William Fultz is an experienced IP practitioner who is often called upon for his advice on trademark matters. His client base includes corporations in the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors.
"He takes a very common-sense approach. He has a quick grasp of the issues and is very straightforward in his advice."

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Overview

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Intellectual Property Practice Group – Key Facts:

  • Womble Bond Dickinson’s IP Practice is comprised of 120+ lawyers and patent agents with experience in patent, trademark and copyright procurement, counseling and litigation; trade secrets; IP strategy and consulting; complex IP licensing and technology transactions; and data security and privacy. ​
  • We manage worldwide portfolios for numerous global companies, such as Bank of America, Remington Outdoor, BASF, Graphic Packaging International, and others. We currently perform patent and trademark prosecution for over 2,100 clients and handle over 28,000 active records. 
  • Our Patent Prosecution Team includes more than 70 attorneys and agents who practice in the broad disciplines of chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology; electrical and computer technology; energy; and mechanical engineering and materials science. Many of our attorneys were practicing research scientists and engineers, and several are former patent examiners with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 
  • We prepare and file nearly 2,000 patent applications per year for our clients, including over 1,000 foreign patent applications.

Members

Fultz, William

Humphrey, Chris

Morrow, John

Morrow, John

Springer, Randel

Tobin, Michael

Clients

Bank of America

Card-Monroe Corporation

Dematic Group

Driven Brands, Inc.

Everlam SA

Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc.

National Gypsum Company

North Carolina State University

Nutrition & Fitness, Inc.

PetSmart, Inc.

Qorvo, Inc.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company / Reynolds American, Inc.

Remington Outdoor Company

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Unifi, Inc.

Industries

Aerospace & Defense

Automobiles & Parts

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Intellectual Property

Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP

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Location

One Wells Fargo Center

Suite 3500, 301 South College Street

Charlotte

North Carolina

USA

NC 28202-6037

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Intellectual Property


Chris Humphrey
Band 3
John Morrow
Band 3
William Fultz
Band 3